The ex-U.S. President, Donald Trump, has urged the Supreme Court to intervene in his ongoing legal issues following his denial of federal charges linked to special counsel Jack Smith’s probe. The investigation pertains to the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021, and purported attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election outcome.
Trump, voicing his concerns on Truth Social, restated claims that the sitting President, Joe Biden, is strategically leveraging the legal suits against him. He indicated that the myriad of lawsuits he’s confronting will demand a vast quantity of time and money, which could have been allocated to campaign initiatives like promotional activities and public gatherings.
Trump shared, “I am topping all the polls, including against Biden, but the field is not balanced. It’s Election Interference, and the Supreme Court needs to step in. MAGA!”
He stood in a D.C. court on Thursday to officially deny the four accusations related to the January 6 events, including conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to and attempts to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.
This marks the third legal filing against Trump recently, as he also confronts accusations relating to payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and maintaining classified papers at his Florida-based Mar-a-Lago property post-presidency.
Persistently denying all charges, Trump maintains the viewpoint that these legal actions are driven by political motives, given his prominent position as the potential Republican nominee for the 2024 presidential run.
While all of Trump’s criminal lawsuits are in their initial stages, it’s worth noting that any Supreme Court appeal would likely happen much later in the process.
In the matter of the undisclosed payment, Trump has initiated an appeal over a judgment that refused his bid to shift the case to federal court, a dispute now with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
President Biden has consistently underscored the Justice Department’s independence, while Smith and Attorney General Merrick Garland have praised the reliability and professionalism of DOJ and FBI staff.
In the race for the Republican nomination, Trump is maintaining a clear lead, and the hypothetical polls suggest a neck-and-neck contest between Trump and Biden in a potential election.