Former US President Donald Trump has appealed to the Supreme Court a lower court ruling that he does not have immunity from prosecution in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The decision that Trump is challenging was made on February 6 by the D.C. Court of Appeals. The court’s decision stated that “any immunity (…) in force during the presidency does not provide protection from criminal prosecution in the future.”
American media note that the decision on the issue of immunity will be made by nine Supreme Court judges, three of whom were appointed by Trump during his tenure as president. This legal battle comes amid ongoing controversies surrounding the 2020 election and allegations of voter fraud, which have been widely discredited.
The appeal to the Supreme Court signifies a continued effort by Trump and his legal team to contest the validity of the 2020 election results and challenge his electoral defeat. This latest move is part of a broader strategy to discredit the election outcome and highlight alleged irregularities in the electoral process.