Trump reacts to Supreme Court ruling in presidential immunity case

Donald Trump offered his reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on his presidential immunity case saying it's a "big win for our constitution and democracy," according to his Truth Social page. 

On Monday, the justices extended the delay in the Washington criminal case against the former president on charges he plotted to overturn his 2020 presidential election loss, all but ending prospects the former president could be tried before the November election.

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In a historic 6-3 ruling, the justices said for the first time that former presidents have absolute immunity from prosecution for their official acts and no immunity for unofficial acts.

FILE-Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association presidential forum at the Great American Outdoor Show on February 09, 2024 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Trump used the opportunity

The Associated Press reported the outcome means an additional delay before the Republican presidential frontrunner may face trial in the case brought by special counsel Jack Smith.

Monday's ruling is the last of the term, and it came over two months after the Supreme Court heard arguments, far slower than in other high court cases involving the presidency. 

Trump has denied doing anything wrong and has said this prosecution and three others are politically motivated to try to keep him from returning to the White House.

The former president was charged in August 2023 by Special Counsel Jack Smith with conspiring to overturn the results of his election loss to President Joe Biden in the run-up to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. 

His charges include four counts: obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and conspiracy to prevent others from carrying out their constitutional rights. 

Trump had made a bid to dismiss the case, and others, saying his former presidential status grants him absolute immunity from prosecution. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. This story was reported from Washington, D.C.