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Donald Trump Suffers Major Loss on Eve of Supreme Court Immunity Hearing

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Former President Donald Trump came up against the biggest blow to his immunity argument Tuesday after a federal appeals court ruled that he was not immune from prosecution for the alleged crimes that he committed while he was in office.

The issue of whether or not presidential immunity would protect Trump from the federal charges stemming from the election interference case has been at the forefront of the strongest prosecution against the former president.

Tuesday’s decision paves the way for Special Counsel Jack Smith to move forward with the case accusing Trump of trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The ruling also comes two days before he will make a case before the Supreme Court, arguing that his actions leading up to and on January 6, 2021, should not disqualify him from running in the 2024 Republican primary, where he is the current frontrunner.

Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump stands on stage during a campaign event at Big League Dreams Las Vegas on January 27, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trump is not immune from…


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On Thursday, the justices will hear oral arguments in a major 14th Amendment case brought by a group of Colorado voters, who are challenging Trump’s candidacy in the presidential election. Trump is making the same argument that he is formally immune from facing legal challenges.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated when more information becomes available.