Jack Smith tells Supreme Court to keep Trump charges: ‘Framers nev­er endorsed crim­i­nal immu­ni­ty’

Jack Smith tells Supreme Court to keep Trump charges: ‘Framers never endorsed criminal immunity’

Spe­cial coun­sel Jack Smith called on the Supreme Court on Mon­day to reject a bid by Don­ald Trump to invoke pres­i­den­tial immu­ni­ty to avoid a tri­al over an alleged effort to sub­vert the 2020 elec­tion results, say­ing the “Framers” nev­er intend­ed such priv­i­leges for for­mer pres­i­dents.
The Supreme Court is poised to weigh Trump’s argu­ments on April 25 that he should not be pros­e­cut­ed for acts tak­en while he was still pres­i­dent, name­ly Smith’s four-count indict­ment alleg­ing an effort to upend Pres­i­dent Joe Biden‘s 2020 elec­tion vic­to­ry. Smith told the jus­tices in a court fil­ing that even if they find that for­mer pres­i­dents enjoy some form of immu­ni­ty, at least some of Trump’s actions were “pri­vate con­duct” and should be pros­e­cut­ed.

Spe­cial coun­sel Jack Smith speaks to the media about an indict­ment of for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald …