WATCH: Legal Expert Suggests Samuel Alito Responsible for Trump Immunity Decision Delay

When Donald Trump was in office, he was able to place Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court. Some Conservative justices who were already there, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, have shown that they are willing to do pretty much whatever they want. 

The court is currently deciding on Donald Trump's claim of blanket immunity while in office. Mark Joseph Stern discussed the court's handling of the case on MSNBC this weekend. 

The legal expert began, "I think the problem here is that the Supreme Court's conservatives are, if not corrupt, then wrapped up in this fantasy of a presidency that has safeguards, that has guard rails against abuse and corruption and they don't think what Donald Trump did at the end of the day, was all that bad."

Stern continued: 

"This came out loud and clear in the conservatives' decision on the ballot removal case where the court refused to grapple with this question on whether Trump engaged in insurrection, refused to address the true gravity of January 6, and issued a very formalistic non-originalist opinion that allows Trump to appear on the ballot, despite the 14th's Amendment clear bar against insurrectionists holding federal office."

The legal expert closed: 

"We could see that same dynamic play out on this decision. Maybe that is the reason for the delay behind the scenes but I also think it is possible that Justice Sam Alito is simply dragging out the opinion writing process to run as much interference for Trump as possible — to run out the clock and ensure his guy doesn't have to see meaningful legal progress in this case beyond November and beyond."