Particular Counsel Jack Smith responded to Trump’s stall techniques in a brand new court docket submitting, and he pulled no punches on the previous president.
After cautious consideration of the general public curiosity and the events’ proposals for a trial date on this case—together with the defendant’s preliminary try and postpone trial for nearly three years—the Courtroom chosen March 4, 2024, to start trial. At each alternative since, the defendant has tried to delay and disrupt the Courtroom’s cheap schedule working towards that date.
His latest delay tactic is to maneuver the Courtroom to “keep all proceedings on this case till the problems raised” in his presidential immunity dismissal movement, ECF No. 74, “are absolutely resolved.” ECF No. 128 at 1. The defendant’s movement cites normal caselaw relating to immunity claims within the appellate context however supplies no authorized foundation for the aid he seeks, which is successfully for the Courtroom to instantly give up its authority to handle this case. The Courtroom ought to deny the defendant’s movement for a keep. As well as, the defendant’s keep movement exposes his intention to make use of his meritless immunity declare to disrupt the Courtroom’s schedule. Accordingly, to forestall undue delay and preserve the trial
date, the Courtroom ought to think about and resolve first among the many motions pending on the docket the defendant’s two claims that could possibly be topic to interlocutory attraction: presidential immunity and double jeopardy.
In case you might be questioning, Trump remains to be attempting to argue in court docket that he has a particular presidential that enables him to try to overthrow the USA authorities.
Jack Smith sees proper by means of what Trump is doing, and so does Choose Chutkan.
Trump is attempting to stall the case previous the 2024 election within the hope that he can return to the White Home and make the prosecution go away. Returning to the White Home is the one escape that Trump has left. His authorized treatments are few. The chances that he’ll persuade 4 completely different juries to seek out him not responsible on 91 prison counts are slim.
Jack Smith is pushing for Trump to get his day in court docket whether or not the previous president desires it or not.
Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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