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The US Supreme Court accepts the challenge and will rule on Trump’s immunity

The United States Supreme Court will rule at the end of April on whether former US President Donald Trump enjoyed immunity in the federal case against him for trying to overturn the 2020 election results.

The Supreme Court accepted the legal challenge this Wednesday and, therefore, will debate whether the former president had presidential immunity “from criminal proceedings for conduct that supposedly involves official acts during his mandate,” reads the ruling, as stated by the chain NBCNews.

The decision amounts, at the very least, to a short-term victory for Trump, since the case could be delayed until the summer or even after the November presidential elections in which the former president starts as a favorite within the Republican Party.

Trump has based much of his defense on the fact that, as president, he cannot even be examined by the cases that special prosecutor Jack Smith has opened. According to the former president, his movements fell within his official powers.

The magnate faces a total of four federal charges for alleged electoral fraud, specifically for conspiring against the United States; prevent Congress from certifying the results collected at the polls; conspire against the right to vote and attempt to obstruct the certification of the minutes.

Trump pleaded not guilty to all four charges last August. Prosecutors argue that Trump manipulated protesters by making them believe that then-Vice President Mike Pence could change the results of the election, which ultimately led to the assault on the Capitol on January 6.

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