A federal appeals court decided Trump’s immunity claims would reject "the most fundamental check on executive power."
cannot accept former President Trump’s claim that a President has unbounded
authority to commit crimes that would neutralize the most fundamental check on
executive power — the recognition and implementation of election results. Nor
can we sanction his apparent contention that the Executive has carte blanche to
violate the rights of individual citizens to vote and to have their votes
In addition, they said that Trump's stance "would collapse our system of separated powers by placing the President beyond the reach of all three Branches."
"Presidential immunity against federal indictment would mean that, as to the President, the Congress could not legislate, the Executive could not prosecute and the Judiciary could not review.”
“Former President Trump’s alleged efforts to remain in power despite losing the 2020 election were, if proven, an unprecedented assault on the structure of our government. He allegedly injected himself into a process in which the President has no role — the counting and certifying of the Electoral College votes — thereby undermining constitutionally established procedures and the will of the Congress.”
The rationality, wisdom and common sense of this decision are as valid and sound as any judgement could be.
Therefore, I'm going to make a bold prediction that reflects this temporary surge of optimism.
The Supreme Court will NOT take up this inane case. It has been decided rationally, thoroughly, and UNANIMOUSLY by the Appeals Court
Even Chief Justice Roberts should have the sense that taking up this nonsense would be tantamount to open defiance of our rule of law and interference on behalf of Trump in the upcoming election.
The Court is already trying to shake off the stain of corruption and bribery. If he wants the Court to regain any semblance of integrity, Roberts will deny Trump's absurd assertion any further dignity in front of the Supreme Court. I think he would make this clear to Trump's appointed justices and the corrupt Clarence Thomas, whose wife may yet see criminal charges for HER ELECTION INTERFERENCE.
There may be a good chance even these partisan cronies would think twice about saying, "Wait a minute. I think Trump SHOULD be above the law for the rest of his life".
all, if that deranged notion is sound, then President Biden is free to legally
order Seal Team 6 to just take Trump out. And maybe a Justice or two as well.