Liz Cheney had a message for the Supreme Court

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Former Representative Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, posted a message on social media after former President Donald Trump’s case regarding presidential immunity was heard before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
However, a majority of the justices appeared open to some type of immunity for official acts taken by a president.
The justices’ remarks in the hearing led many analysts to predict that the Supreme Court may return the case to a lower court to distinguish whether the individual charges in Smith’s case relate to official or private acts.
She urged the Supreme Court to “rule quickly and decisively.”
“Trump told SCOTUS in his 12/9/20 brief that he was filing in his ‘personal capacity as a candidate.’
Newsweek reached out to Trump’s spokesperson and Cheney’s organization Our Great Task via email for comment on Saturday.
The motion from Trump said it was filed in “in his personal capacity as a candidate for re-election.”
The Supreme Court declined to hear that lawsuit.

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Former Wyoming Republican Representative Liz Cheney shared a message on social media following the hearing on former President Donald Trump’s case pertaining to presidential immunity before the U.S. S. Supreme Court this week.

Oral arguments in Trump v. were heard by the Court on Thursday. United States, where the former president’s counsel contended that every president is qualified for legal pardon for acts committed while in office. Trump’s legal team filed the lawsuit in reaction to U. S. The case of Special Counsel Jack Smith of the Justice Department concerned the former president’s purported attempts to void President Joe Biden’s election victory in 2020. With regard to the case, Trump has insisted on his innocence.

During the interrogation, a few justices of the Supreme Court seemed dubious about the idea that presidents should enjoy complete protection from criminal prosecution for actions taken in private while serving as commander in chief. Majority of the justices, however, seemed amenable to some form of immunity for presidential acts performed in official capacity.

Many observers projected that the Supreme Court would send Smith’s case back to a lower court so that it could determine whether the specific charges in his case are related to public or private acts based on the justices’ comments during the hearing. Because of this, many observers believe that Trump’s federal case trial may be postponed or may not happen before the election.

Cheney, who after Trump’s supporters’ riot on January 6, 2021, at the U.S. s. In a Friday post on X, the former Twitter platform, Capitol provided commentary on the case. The Supreme Court should “rule quickly and decisively,” she pleaded. ****.

The president “has no official role in the 1/6 count,” the conservative politician wrote. A candidate’s actions are private when they involve coercion or threats against the Senate President (Pence), lobbying and pressure on state legislatures and members of Congress, and managing a sham election system. … arranging to name an AG in exchange for assistance on 1/6 parallels Chief Justice John Roberts’ [CJ Roberts] theory of bribery. ****.

“In his brief on December 9, 2023, Trump informed the Supreme Court that he was filing in his “personal capacity as a candidate.”. More challenging immunity questions that are not relevant to this case do not require the Court to rule. Judge with haste and determination,” Cheney penned.

On Saturday, Newsweek emailed Cheney’s group, Our Great Task, and the spokesperson for President Trump to request comment.

Trump has chastised Cheney on multiple occasions. By using the moniker he gave to the congressional investigative body, the former president made reference to the House select committee that was established on January 6 in response to the Capitol riot when he wrote in March on his social media platform Truth Social, “she should go to Jail along with the rest of the Unselect Committee!”.

As per Cheney’s post on Friday, Trump became a part of a legal action led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, which aimed to reverse the 2020 election outcomes in four states that were crucial for Biden’s victory: Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. According to the Trump motion, it was submitted “in his individual capacity as a reelection candidate.”. The lawsuit was dismissed by the Supreme Court.

In her post, Cheney also made mention of former Vice President Mike Pence, who Trump had pushed on January 6 during a joint session of Congress to decline to certify the election results from a number of crucial states. Pence said that he thought it would be unconstitutional to take such action and declined.

While serving in Congress during Trump’s presidency, Cheney supported him on more than 90% of votes; however, after he refused to concede the 2020 election, she turned into one of his more vocal opponents. The Republican was consequently removed in May 2021 from her role as chair of the House Republican Conference.

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