Kemp predicts Trump trials will be 'ruled on' before election



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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) predicted Tuesday that former President Trump’s numerous legal challenges could be decided before November’s election.

Kemp was asked on CNN’s “The Source with Kaitlan Collins” if he believed Trump’s cases “should go to trial before the elections” so that voters can make a decision on the outcomes of his cases.

“Well, listen, I think most voters probably feel the same way I do,” he told Collins. “I mean, we’re a country that was built on laws and the Constitution and it is up to us really as elected leaders to be the ones that exemplify that in a lot of ways. So we’ll see where the process plays out. I think probably they will be ruled on before the election.”

Trump is facing four separate criminal cases as he campaigns on his third bid for the White House. He has claimed that he should have presidential immunity in the federal 2020 election interference case, but the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Trump’s claim earlier this month.

The three-judge panel ruling the former president is not immune from criminal prosecution as a former executive. He has since urged the Supreme Court to delay the federal election interference case — where he faces charges on four counts stemming from alleged efforts to overturn the election — as he appeals the panel’s ruling.

“Well, listen, I don’t think anybody’s above the law, you know, Democrat, Republican, independent, myself or anybody else. So that’s my personal opinion,” Kemp told Collins when asked what he thought about Trump’s immunity claims.

Trump is also facing 13 charges, including making false statements, impersonating a public officer and conspiracy and racketeering, in a separate 2020 election interference case in Georgia’s Fulton County.

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