US Supreme Court hears Trump's request for immunity

The US Supreme Court will consider former President Donald Trump's request to grant him “absolute presidential immunity” from criminal prosecution in a hearing on Thursday. Trump argues that presidents are impaired in their ability to act if they have to fear later prosecution. An appeals court rejected Trump's request in February.

The Supreme Court's decision, expected by around the end of June, could have an impact on some of the criminal charges brought against Trump. His request for immunity has already led to the suspension of his trial in federal court in Washington, which was originally scheduled for early March. It's about Trump's attempts to overturn his election defeat against now-President Joe Biden. Trump, who wants to run again against Biden in the November election, is facing four criminal charges.