Donald Trump, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice and tried to stage a coup, has just a few tricks up his legal sleeve. One of them, one he has a long history of using, is to delay court cases and investigations into his actions, and his latest bid to do the same in the investigation of his illegal possession of highly classified documents seized from Mar-a-lago has officially been denied.
BREAKING: Supreme Court denies Trump request on Mar-a-Lago documents. No noted dissents
— Robert Barnes (@scotusreporter) October 13, 2022
Trump and his lawyers, who have said both that the documents belonged to Trump and that they were planted, insisted on appealing an 11th Circuit Court ruling overturning Trump’s hand-picked Florida judge Aileen Cannon’s order that the special master reviewing the case have access to all of the documents seized. The appeal has only one purpose: fulfilling the order would delay significantly the ongoing investigation into Trump’s crimes.
The Supreme Court voted unanimously to uphold the overturning of that ruling, with no justices voting the uphold it. Even Justice Clarence Thomas, whose wife was actively engaged in trying to overthrow a democratic election to reinstall Trump in power, voted to deny Trump’s appeal.
According to CNBC:
‘Trump’s appeal to the Supreme Court was on a relatively narrow issue and was not expected to affect any ultimate decision by DOJ on whether to file criminal charges against him or others. However, the former Republican president has a decades-old track record of using the legal system and appeals process to drag out criminal, civil and governmental investigations.’
Twitter had a lot of thoughts about the SCOTUS decision to uphold the 11th Circuit Court’s ruling, many of which involved Trump’s alleged abuse of ketchup in the past. Read some of their comments below: