(TargetLiberty.org) – Before President Donald Trump was even sworn into office, some lawmakers were talking about investigating him. So, it came as no surprise when that eventually happened. Now, he’s fighting in court to make sure that never happens to another commander-in-chief again.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller began looking into the commander-in-chief in May 2017, just 5 months into Trump’s term. That investigation went on for almost 2 years, ending in March 2019 — and resulted in nothing.
After that waste of time, the president got a bit of a break. He was able to govern for about 6 months before lawmakers were once again investigating him. In September 2019, the House of Representatives officially launched an impeachment inquiry, accusing the president of abusing his power.
This time, it wasn’t drawn out. In December 2019, the House impeached Trump. The Senate trial didn’t last long and the president was acquitted of all charges in February 2020.
Basically, the president of the United States spent nearly all of his first term under investigation for one thing or another. Those “witch hunts” as he calls them, took valuable time away from his job. That’s why he wants to make sure it doesn’t happen to another chief executive.
Trump Team Argues For Immunity
On May 12, the president’s attorney, Jay Sekulow, told the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) he doesn’t believe Trump should have to turn over personal financial records to investigators.
“We’re asking for temporary presidential immunity,” Sekulow told the justices.
His attorney believes criminal proceedings targeting a sitting president are unconstitutional. The Conservative justices on the court reportedly sympathized with the concerns. They’re also concerned about the commander-in-chief being harassed by Congress and prosecutors.
The Lasting Implications
If the SCOTUS sides with Trump’s team, it’ll set a precedent for all future presidents. They won’t have to suffer the harassment aimed at our current leader. That doesn’t mean they couldn’t be investigated after they leave office, but while in the position, chief executives of the country need to be able to do their jobs.
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