Rep Byron Donalds Calls on Supreme Court to ‘Step In’ and Overturn Trump Conviction

Republican Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) has called on the United States Supreme Court to intervene in the Democrats’ lawfare attacks against President Donald Trump.

According to Donalds, the Supreme Court ought to take action with the recent conviction of Trump in New York.

After Trump was found “guilty” by a jury in Manhattan on 34 charges of falsifying company records, Donalds stated on Sunday’s episode of “Meet the Press” that the Supreme Court needed to “step in” and intervene, as The Washington Examiner reported.

The conviction of the 45th president came as a shock to many.

Trump has been vocal about the fact that he believes this is a politically motivated stunt meant to hamper his reelection campaign.

“The only ability for this to be overturned is going to be happening two or three years from now. We all know this,” Donalds said.

“That’s why what happened in lower Manhattan was to interfere with an election, which is why Speaker Johnson, myself included, and many Americans believe the Supreme Court should step in to this matter.”

Additionally, Donalds, who is originally from Brooklyn, is on Trump’s shortlist for vice president.

The potential candidate expressed his dissatisfaction with the New York court system.

Donalds states that the courts have been infiltrated by the politics that influenced the judicial process, something that the American people are assured shouldn’t happen.

Trump was found “guilty” by the New York jury of soliciting “hush money” from porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.

However, prosecutors failed to provide evidence linking Trump to the allegations during the trial.

In addition, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who led the case, failed to clarify why the misdemeanor charges were bumped to felonies, making the alleged “crimes” unclear.

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Trump is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11, just days before the Republican National Convention.

The conviction was handed down last month with a bit of fanfare, and more than a little pushback from conservatives.

In the state of New York, Trump has the ability to submit an appeal notice within thirty days of his sentencing.

However, after that, he will have many months to present his arguments in support of his appeal.

If the Supreme Court were to decide to take a position on the lawsuit that Trump is facing in New York, it would not do so until after the state’s appellate process has been exhausted.

The appeal that Trump would file would initially be heard by an intermediate appellate court.

Then it would be considered for possible transfer to the New York Court of Appeals, which is the highest court in the state by jurisdiction.

Nevertheless, the process would not be complete before the November election.

Donalds warns that the case has been a “violation of [Trump’s] constitutional rights.”

“They didn’t even identify the ‘crime’ until the very end of the process, which is a violation of constitutional norms,” Donalds said.

“Judge [Juan] Merchan did not do that.”

In addition to the allegation about fabricating business documents, the jury was required to conclude that Trump broke a New York election statute by plotting to overturn the 2020 election through unlawful means.

This was due in part to the instruction by the judge.

Donalds was referring to the fact that the jury was required to find evidence of this violation.

Because the jury did not have to reach a consensus on the nature of the unlawful means, several legal experts have suggested that this could be one of the reasons that Trump uses to appeal his conviction.

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