Former President Donald Trump urged the Supreme Court to intervene in his ongoing legal battles, describing the lawsuits as a coordinated assault from his political opponents.
— Daily Wire News (@DailyWireNews) August 4, 2023
The call came in the wake of Trump’s not-guilty plea to federal charges related to special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into the January 6 Capitol riot.
Using his Truth Social platform, the presidential candidate lashed out at what he called a “barrage of weak lawsuits” brought against him, lamenting that the cases are consuming precious time and resources that could have been better used for campaign advertisements and rallies.
“CRAZY! My political opponent has hit me with a barrage of weak lawsuits, including D.A., A.G., and others, which require massive amounts of my time & money to adjudicate,” he wrote.
Despite claiming to be leading in all polls, Trump expressed frustration at what he perceives as an uneven playing field, citing “Radical Left Thugs” as the driving force behind the litigations.
With a clear focus on his potential political rival, President Joe Biden, Trump demanded the Supreme Court’s intervention, labeling the legal actions against him as “election interference.” According to the GOP frontrunner, the plan is to make it difficult for him to campaign.
“It is Election Interference, & the Supreme Court must intercede. MAGA!” he wrote.
Trump appeared in a Washington, D.C., courtroom, marking his first appearance in court for charges relating to the January 6 incident, including conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, conspiracy against rights and obstruction of an official proceeding.
This indictment is the third in a series of legal actions taken against the former president, with previous charges tied to the handling of classified documents and hush-money payments.
While the proceedings continue, Trump has maintained his innocence, attributing the cases to political motives aimed at derailing his bid for the GOP nomination in 2024 and the larger play at the White House.
While the cases are still in their early stages, there is a potential for an appeal to reach the Supreme Court at a later date. For now, it is unclear how the former President expects the higher court to step in as he remains steadfast in what he says is the fight for justice and the preservation of his candidacy.