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Graham predicts Supreme Court will send Trump presidential immunity case to lower courts

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell May16,2024

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) predicted Sunday that the Supreme Court will send former President Trump’s immunity case back to the lower courts.

“Well, I think the court’s gonna find that presidential immunity exists for President Trump like every other president, but you got to be within the scope of being president. I think they’ll send it back to the lower courts to find out exactly what actions fall within presidential immunity and what are considered personal. I think that’s the way this will end — there will be some immunity for some of the actions,” Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The Supreme Court heard arguments last week over whether Trump could have presidential immunity from criminal prosecution in the federal Jan. 6 case brought by special counsel Jack Smith. The high court appeared open to some presidential immunity for the former president, which could potentially delay the criminal cases brought against him even further.

Graham said that the question of immunity may be “decided partially” for the former president.

“There’s no absolute immunity in the Constitution. It will be a legal analysis, you know, the president needs to be protected. You know, we don’t become a banana republic here. We prosecute, you know, our political opponents, which is going on really in many jurisdictions,” he said. “But I think the immunity question will be decided partially for Trump and some legal, some factual analysis as to when and where it applies.”

Graham then went on to slam all of the cases being brought against Trump as “political” and “selective prosecution.”

“So I think most Americans are not going to decide how to vote based on Trump’s legal troubles, but their troubles they face — inflation, crime or broken border — your poll tells me everything I need to know about these legal problems for Trump. People looking at their problems, not Trump’s legal problems,” Graham said.

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2 thoughts on “Graham predicts Supreme Court will send Trump presidential immunity case to lower courts”
  1. Well, I believe the court is going to find that presidential immunity exists for President Trump like for every other president, but he must be within the scope of being president. I think they will send it back to the lower courts to determine exactly which actions fall under presidential immunity and which ones are considered personal. I think that’s how this will conclude – some immunity for some actions.

  2. Do you think presidential immunity for Trump should be determined differently considering the specific context of the Jan. 6 case?

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