Supreme Court tells Donald Trump to take a hike
The U.S. Supreme Court has just rejected Donald Trump’s request to intervene in the DOJ’s classified documents case against him. This always had a 100% chance of happening, and now here we are. Not only did Trump lose, this didn’t even delay the DOJ by a single day, as it’s been continuing to work on its case against Trump ever since the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in its favor.
This means that the U.S. Court of Appeals now has de facto jurisdiction over this case, with the Supreme Court having refused to get involved. Thus far the Court of Appeals has already granted the DOJ access to the classified documents that were seized from Mar-a-Lago. The DOJ has also asked the Court of Appeals to finish off what’s left of the Special Master debacle as well.
There is no word yet on whether any Supreme Court Justices took the other side and wanted to hear this case. But either way, it should be fairly clear to everyone by now that Clarence Thomas wasn’t going to be able to single handedly bail Trump out, even if Thomas wanted to, because that’s simply not how any of this is set up.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report