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Toobin: SCOTUS ruling is a ‘gift to Trump’ regardless of outcome

Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said the Supreme Court’s decision to consider former President Trump’s presidential immunity claim was a “gift” to him regardless of the outcome.

“The #SCOTUS ruling is a gift to Trump, even if the justices ultimately grant immunity and rule against him. The late June decision will close the DC trial on the 1/6 issue. “The Stormy trial in New York City on March 25 will be Trump’s only criminal trial before Election Day,” Toobin said. I wrote to Xformerly Twitter.

The Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it will hear a case regarding possible criminal charges against President Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 reelection loss. The order temporarily suspends special counsel Jack Smith’s federal election interference case against President Trump.

The order scheduled oral arguments in the case to begin the week of April 22nd.

President Trump had previously appealed a ruling that denied him immunity and asked the Supreme Court to postpone the federal election-subversion criminal trial. Smith later asked the Supreme Court to deny Trump’s request to delay his appeal.

Mr. Trump and his legal team argued that the former president should be granted presidential immunity from the four federal felonies he faces in Mr. Smith’s election interference case. In a series of social media posts on Wednesday, the former president expressed satisfaction with the Supreme Court’s decision to handle the case.

The order also comes as the Supreme Court considers a Colorado ruling that excluded Trump from the state’s ballot based on the 14th Amendment’s anti-insurrection clause. Toobin also weighed in on the 14th Amendment challenge earlier this month, telling CNN This Morning that oral arguments suggested the Supreme Court would side with Trump on the case.

“I generally don’t like to predict the outcome of Supreme Court cases based on oral arguments,” Toobin said. “I’m going to take an exception and say this was a complete victory for the Trump campaign for the time being,” he said.

Trump faces many other legal challenges. Trump’s trial in the New York hush money case is scheduled to begin on March 25th.

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