Fox News Politics: Oh, the immunity

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What’s happening? 

-Fauci to testify for first time since retirement 

-New poll reveals insight on abortion views as 2024 looms

-Trump attorney clashes with Supreme Court Justice over coup question

After a marathon debate over whether former President Trump should be granted presidential immunity for crimes alleged by Special Counsel Jack Smith, legal experts tell Fox News Digital that most of the Supreme Court justices appear concerned with how the ruling will impact the future functioning of the executive branch. 

The Supreme Court heard arguments for nearly three hours Thursday the issue of presidential immunity, which could set a precedent for whether former presidents have “absolute immunity” from criminal prosecution.  

Justice Samuel Alito asked whether this could set off a cycle of retributive prosecutions for presidents, and whether future chief executives would have to fear “bitter political opponents” would throw them in jail after a close election.

SCOTUS sketch

The Supreme Court of the United States appeared concern in how presidential immunity for crimes alleged by special counsel Jack Smith will impact the future functioning of the executive branch. (Courtesy: William J. Hennessy Jr.)

White House

FISTICUFFS: Secret Service agent on VP Harris’ detail removed from assignment after physical fight while on duty …Read more

FIRED UP: Biden cracks down on power plants that fuel nation’s grid …Read more

Capitol Hill

RETURNING TO THE SCENE: Ilhan Omar and daughter visit Columbia anti-Israel encampment — one week after daughter’s arrest …Read more

RETURN OF THE FAUCH: Former top infectious disease doc to testify publicly for first time since retirement …Read more

‘WHY SO QUIET?’: Bernie Sanders called out by Jewish Democrat on antisemitism amid vote against Israel aid …Read more

TIDAL WAVE: Dems pounce on Johnson after Columbia speech condemning anti-Israel protests …Read more

‘POLITICAL PROSECUTION’: House GOP says Bragg ‘allowed political motivations’ to ‘infect’ prosecution of Trump …Read more

Tales from the Campaign Trail

RECORD HIGH: New poll reveals how voters’ views on abortion have changed as Dems seek to make issue a central 2024 theme …Read more

‘DISGUSTING INSULT’: Religious org hits out at Biden for making sign of the cross at abortion rally …Read more

‘MAKING A MISTAKE’: Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate says Republicans should be doing more on health care …Read more

SOCIAL MEDIA SWIPE: Trump has this reaction to former AG Bill Barr’s endorsement …Read more

‘AMAZING SHOW OF AFFECTION’: Trump greets supporters, union workers at NYC construction site …Read more

‘GOOD CHANCE’: Trump says he could win liberal stronghold, slams ‘Bidenomics’ …Read more

LACKING CONFIDENCE: Majority of voters doubt Biden’s physical, mental capabilities, Trump’s ethics: poll …Read more

Across America

‘MOST CONSEQUENTIAL’: Pennsylvania legislators ask Supreme Court to let them challenge Biden’s election EO …Read more

SQUAD VS. ‘SQUAD’: NYPD responds to AOC, says officers ‘have to teach’ anti-Israel mobs the ‘consequences of their actions’ …Read more

‘SURE SOUNDS BAD’: Trump attorney clashes with SCOTUS justice over hypothetical ‘coup’ question …Read more

MOTION REJECTED: Federal judge rejects Trump request for new trial in E. Jean Carroll case, says he must pay $83.3 million …Read more

PAW-SITIVE ENERGY: New plan would train shelter dogs as therapy animals for border agents …Read more

HORROR CRIME: Illegal immigrant charged with child sex crimes, home invasion …Read more

FAKERS: Arizona alleged ‘fake electors’ who backed Trump in 2020 indicted by grand jury …Read more

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