Trump lawyers say request to have SCOTUS hear immunity claims presents ‘momentous, historic questions’

Donald Trump’s lawyers have argued that the request to have the Supreme Court hear their case to assert presidential immunity from a criminal investigation is an important question that could have far-reaching ramifications on the executive branch and its powers. In a filing to the court, the lawyers said that the issue presented “momentous and historic constitutional questions” and posed a direct challenge to the foundational concept of the separation of powers. They argued that the case should be accepted for review because it was a novel issue that had yet to be resolved by either the Supreme Court or any lower courts, and that the Court had a moral obligation to clarify the law in this area.