USA The prosecutor investigating Trump asks the Supreme Court to decide on his presidential immunity

The special prosecutor investigating former US president Donald Trump's attempts to reverse the results of the 2020 elections asked the Supreme Court that Monday to decide on his presidential immunity

USA The prosecutor investigating Trump asks the Supreme Court to decide on his presidential immunity

The special prosecutor investigating former US president Donald Trump's attempts to reverse the results of the 2020 elections asked the Supreme Court that Monday to decide on his presidential immunity.

Prosecutor Jack Smith today presented a document before the Supreme Court in which he asks the justices to intervene "as soon as possible" and decide whether a former president is "completely immune" from being charged with federal charges or not.

Trump appealed to an appeals court a decision by a lower-level judge who decided that he does not enjoy presidential immunity in the process he faces for interference in the 2020 elections, which gave victory to Joe Biden.

Smith decided to go directly to the Supreme Court to decide this case given the "public interest" that exists in the process a few months before the start of the electoral campaign, in which Trump seeks re-election.

On December 7, Trump's legal team filed a motion to automatically suspend all proceedings in the Washington court studying his case.

At the moment the trial is scheduled to begin on March 4, 2024 in the federal capital, a calendar that coincides with the Republican Party presidential primary process, in which Trump starts as a favorite.

Judge Tanya Chutkan, in charge of the process against the former president for trying to reverse the 2020 presidential elections with the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, denied his protection by presidential immunity, allowing the case to continue.

"Former presidents do not enjoy special conditions in their federal criminal responsibility," he wrote in an order.

Trump is impeached in Washington D.C. of conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction and attempted obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.