Trump asks Supreme Court to defer criminal trial for immunity appeal

Trump asks Supreme Court to delay criminal trial while he appeals lower court ruling.

His lawyers argue immunity from prosecution is crucial for the presidency.

Justice Department claims Trump's actions were for personal political gain, not official duties.

Trump faces multiple criminal indictments amid 2024 campaign preparations.

Lawyers seek trial postponement until full D.C. Circuit and possibly Supreme Court hear appeal.

Three-judge panel suggests postponement only if Trump appeals directly to Supreme Court.

Trump's legal team claims immediate trial start would disrupt his ability to campaign against Biden.

Supreme Court also reviews whether Trump's role in Jan. 6 Capitol attack affects his eligibility for presidency.

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