Democrats may come to regret this win.
Their lawfare against Donald Trump is about to backfire.
And this court ruling could send Barack Obama to jail for life on murder charges.
A three-judge panel on the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected former President Donald Trump’s motion to dismiss Biden Special Counsel Jack Smith’s charges against him for challenging the 2020 election’s results, because of Presidential immunity.
The Trump campaign promised to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court because of the dangerous precedent such a ruling could have for the future of the institution of the Presidency.
“If immunity is not granted to a President, every future President who leaves office will be immediately indicted by the opposing party. Without complete immunity, a President of the United States would not be able to properly function!” Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung declared.
“Deranged Jack Smith’s prosecution of President Trump for his Presidential, official acts is unconstitutional under the doctrine of Presidential Immunity and the Separation of Powers,” he added. “Prosecuting a President for official acts violates the Constitution and threatens the bedrock of our Republic. President Trump respectfully disagrees with the DC Circuit’s decision and will appeal it in order to safeguard the Presidency and the Constitution.”
This decision – if it’s allowed to stand – opens the floodgates on prosecuting past Presidents.
Donald Trump Jr. raised the specter of arresting and jailing former President Barack Obama on murder charges for the 2011 assassination of 16-year-old Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki in a drone bombing the Democrat ordered.
“If POTUS doesn’t have immunity they’ll be incapable of action for fear of future partisan reprisal. That endangers the United States and sets a terrible precedent. If this becomes the norm would a Trump DOJ prosecute Obama for droning an American? If not why not?” Trump Jr. wrote on X.
Republican state Attorneys General would also be able to prosecute Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for the human trafficking that has resulted from their open borders agenda.
Every time the Presidency changed hands the incoming administration would face massive pressure from its base to arrest and jail the outgoing President to settle political grudges.
There is a reason no President tried to jail his predecessor.
But now, Democrats know the only way President Biden can win re-election is if one of the sham show trials results in a criminal conviction against Trump.
And Democrats think the future stability of the republic is an acceptable price to pay.