Trump says Supreme Court delivered ‘high level spanking’ to Jack Smith

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Trump says Supreme Court delivered ‘high level spanking’ to Jack Smith

Former President Trump said early Tuesday that the Supreme Court’s presidential immunity decision delivered a “high level SPANKING!” to special counsel Jack Smith, whose independent probe of the former president led to two criminal indictments against him.

“A really bad day for Deranged Jack Smith, the wacko prosecutor used for Crooked Joe Biden’s attack on his Political Opponent,” Trump wrote in a post on his Truth Social platform just after midnight Tuesday.

“Today, as in the past, the Supreme Court gave the Deranged One a high level SPANKING!” he added.

The Supreme Court handed down a 6-3 ruling Monday that determined presidents have absolute immunity for actions that fall within the core responsibilities of their office and are “at least presumptively immune” for all other official acts.

The decision marks a significant win for the presumptive GOP nominee, whose federal election subversion case is now unlikely to head to trial before the November election. The case will head back to district court to determine whether the former president’s efforts to stay in power after losing the 2020 election warrant protection.

Trump said that Smith’s bosses at the Department of Justice (DOJ), including Attorney General Merrick Garland, “must be furious at him.” He then dissed Garland, saying his “once great reputation has been shattered by these Thugs.”

The former president also suggested DOJ officials drop the case against him.

“Garland ought to call an end to this never ending HOAX, and let people focus on bringing back Greatness to America!” he wrote on Truth Social.

Minutes after the high court handed down its decision, Trump heralded the ruling as a “big win” for democracy.

Trump, in an unrelated New York criminal case, was found guilty in late May on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records with the intent to unlawfully influence the 2016 presidential election when he reimbursed his then-fixer, Michael Cohen, for a hush money payment to an adult film star who claimed she had an affair with Trump. The former president has denied the claim and vowed to appeal the conviction.

Trump’s sentencing is set for July 11, but, on Monday, Trump’s legal team launched a new effort aimed at throwing out the jury’s guilty verdict. His lawyers wrote to the New York judge and asked him to set aside the conviction, contending the prosecution at trial introduced evidence that is protected under the Supreme Court’s new test, and requested the sentencing be delayed.

The judge had rejected Trump’s presidential immunity defense as untimely, enabling the case to reach a jury, which ultimately delivered the first criminal conviction of a former U.S. president.

The July 11 date is just four days before the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, where Trump is expected to be selected as the official GOP nominee for president.