Donald Trump’s Stark Immunity Warning to Obama, Bush

Donald Trump is issuing a stark warning to former presidents, together with George W. Bush and Barack Obama, insinuating that they’d be “in jail” with out presidential immunity.

The previous president’s latest remarks got here sooner or later after a federal appeals court docket dominated Tuesday that he’s not immune from prosecution for alleged crimes dedicated whereas he was within the White Home, in reference to 4 pending prison instances being litigated. They embrace 4 counts related to a federal election interference case, together with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and conspiracy to impede an official continuing, which he has denied and pleaded not responsible to all expenses.

Trump’s legal professionals may attraction the unanimous choice, which was made by Judges J. Michelle Childs and Florence Pan, each appointees of President Joe Biden, and Choose Karen LeCraft Henderson, appointed by President George H.W. Bush.

Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump talks reporters on the Worldwide Brotherhood of Teamsters headquarters on January 31, 2024, in Washington, D.C. Trump lashed out once more on February 7 concerning a federal appeals…

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“If a President doesn’t have Immunity, the Opposing Celebration, throughout his/her time period in Workplace, can extort and blackmail the President by saying that, ‘for those who do not give us every part we wish, we are going to Indict you for belongings you did whereas in Workplace,’ even when every part finished was completely Authorized and Acceptable,” Trump wrote Wednesday afternoon on Fact Social.

“That may be the tip of the Presidency, and our Nation, as we all know it, and is simply one of many many Traps there can be for a President with out Presidential Immunity. Obama, Bush, and shortly, Crooked Joe Biden, would all be in PRISON. Defend Presidential Immunity. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Along with Trump’s attorneys planning to attraction this most up-to-date ruling, in addition they filed a movement to attraction one other case led by Particular Counsel Jack Smith accusing Trump of mishandling categorized paperwork .

Trump is charged with illegally hoarding categorized paperwork at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida and obstructing authorities efforts to get them again. A trial is scheduled to begin in Might.

Choose Aileen Cannon, who’s presiding over the paperwork case, is scheduled to fulfill with Trump’s legal professionals on February 12. It follows a listening to she had with Division of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors final week.

The “ex parte” listening to on February 12 is expounded to Categorized Data Procedures Act (CIPA) motions filed by the DOJ in December, primarily arguing that the ex-president and two co-defendants, Walt Nauta and Carlos De Oliveira, needs to be restricted from categorized doc entry.