Hope Springs Eternal for Trump Attorneys

(USNewsMag.com) – Former President Donald Trump‘s attorneys are hopeful following positive news about his legal troubles.

The latest round of good news for Trump’s attorneys came on February 15th during an evidentiary hearing in Fulton County, Georgia, regarding allegations Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis had an “improper” affair with special prosecutor Nathan Wade. If the court rules that she did have an improper relationship with Wade, Willis could be disqualified and removed as the lead prosecutor from the case against Trump related to the Georgia 2020 election results.

Trump’s attorneys are also hopeful because of their appeal related to whether Trump has immunity from the charges stemming from Special Counsel Jack Smith‘s January 6th prosecution case. An appeals court is considering Trump’s claims of immunity after the panel heard the argument in January that Trump cannot be prosecuted because he has immunity for acts committed while he was president. The trial, scheduled to begin on March 4th, has been indefinitely postponed pending the outcome of the immunity appeal. If he loses the appeal, he could appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, and therefore the Jan. 6 case may not be heard before the 2024 presidential election.

The U.S. Supreme Court has also heard arguments about Colorado’s efforts to keep Trump off the ballot. All nine Justices from both sides of the political aisle have warned of the consequences related to ruling Trump ineligible, and all nine seemed wary of upholding the decision to keep Trump off the ballot in Colorado but disagreed on the reasoning. The case is before the Supreme Court because of a December ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court that ruled Trump’s name would not appear on the ballot because of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which says anyone who “engaged in insurrection” is prevented from running for federal office. During the February 8th oral arguments, the justices questioned whether states can disqualify a presidential candidate under Section 3.

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