CNN Legal Analyst Explains How SCOTUS May Wipe Out Trump Prosecution

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There’s one thing that could instantly kills the criminal cases lodged against former President Donald Trump and if it happens, expect liberals everywhere to lose their minds. 

Earlier in the week, CNN legal analyst Elie Honig shared that the Supreme Court may strike a fatal blow against federal prosecution of Donald Trump by ruling in favor of presidential immunity.  

The Daily Caller explains:

Special Counsel Jack Smith asked the Supreme Court on Monday to consider Trump’s claim on whether he is immune from prosecution over his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The former president moved to have his case dismissed in October, arguing his actions fell in line with his official duties as president.

Smith’s petition to the court comes three months before the set trial date scheduled for March 4.

Honig warned both Smith and Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ cases against Trump could be “out the window” if the Supreme Court sides with the former president.

“If Donald Trump is to win here, obviously Jack Smith’s federal election interference case is out the window,” Honig said during a Monday segment of “The Lead with Jake Tapper.” “I also think Fani Willis’ case is doomed. Yes, that is a state-level case, but the principles of immunity would apply whether it’s a federal or state-level prosecution. Again, that’s if Trump wins.”

One case that would be unaffected by a potential Supreme Court ruling would be Alvin Bragg’s case against Trump in New York. In April, the district attorney of New York filed 34 charges against the former president related to his payment of hush money to former adult film star Stormy Daniels. 

The indictment alleges that the former president falsified New York business records in an effort to conceal negative information that could have undermined his effort in the 2016 presidential election. 

“Manhattan is home to the country’s most significant business market,” District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a statement. “We cannot allow New York businesses to manipulate their records to cover up criminal conduct.”

The charges have been heavily criticized by liberals and conservatives alike.

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