Because of the Supreme Court's decision, the federal court in Washington, D.C., will now have to hear the case first. This case was scheduled to begin on January 9.
By immediately referring the case to the Supreme Court, Special Prosecutor Jack Smith wanted to speed things up. “This case concerns issues of exceptional national importance,” Smith justified his request. “This case must therefore be decided quickly so that prosecution can proceed if the suspect’s request for immunity is denied.” On the other hand, Trump requested that the case be dropped.
The former US president is accused of trying to illegally influence the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Supporters of the former president stormed the Capitol building on January 6, 2021. Congress had met there to officially confirm Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election. Trump had previously incited his supporters during a speech. Five people were killed in the riots.
The Supreme Court is already dealing with a criminal case against Donald Trump
Special counsel Jack Smith has asked the US Supreme Court to issue a temporary ruling on whether or not former President Donald Trump should be prosecuted.
Colorado Judges: Trump Shouldn't Be President
The Supreme Court in the US state of Colorado ruled that Donald Trump should not participate in the presidential elections scheduled for next year. She says that an article in the US Constitution that prohibits “rebels” from government service applies to him.
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