Tag Archives: Jack Smith

Georgia Gov Reveals He Was Interviewed by Jack Smith

CNN reports: Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, who resisted intense pressure from former President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 election results in his state, revealed Tuesday that he has been interviewed by special counsel Jack Smith’s office. “I basically told them the same thing I told the special grand juries: that I follow the law and the Constitution and …

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SCOTUS Sets Deadline On Trump Appeal Response

Bloomberg News reports: The US Supreme Court gave a special counsel until next Tuesday to respond to Donald Trump’s bid to pause his criminal trial for election interference while the ex-president presses an appeal that seeks immunity. Trump, who is campaigning for a return to the White House, is challenging a federal appeals court decision that let him be prosecuted …

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Smith: Trump Will “Stop At Nothing” To Delay Docs Trial

Law & Crime reports: In a new motion, special counsel Jack Smith shredded Donald Trump’s latest attempt to indefinitely delay the classified documents case in Florida before U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, urging the court to resist the former president’s efforts to “stop at nothing” to delay facing a jury. “Their objective is plain — to delay trial as long …

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Court Won’t Re-Hear Case On Trump’s Twitter DMs

CNN reports: A federal appeals court said Tuesday it won’t re-hear a case concerning executive privilege and Twitter after special counsel investigators in the 2020 election interference case were allowed to access data from Donald Trump’s account without telling him. The case has centered around questions about protection of communication around the presidency, and if Trump should have been informed …

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Home Of Jack Smith Was Hit With Swatting Attempt

NBC News reports: Special counsel Jack Smith, who is overseeing the prosecution of former President Donald Trump in two federal cases, was the target of an attempted swatting at his Maryland residence on Christmas Day. According to two law enforcement sources, someone called 911 and said that Smith had shot his wife at the address where Smith lives. Montgomery County …

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DOJ: Trump’s Immunity Claim Threatens Democracy

The Huffington Post reports: Special counsel Jack Smith’s office said democracy is threatened by former President Donald Trump’s claims that presidential immunity shields him from criminal prosecution after leaving the White House. In a Saturday court filing, Smith’s office carefully dissected Trump’s plea to the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which asked for the federal …

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DeSantis Says He Would Fire Jack Smith On “Day One”

The Messenger reports: GOP presidential hopeful and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Thursday he would fire Special Counsel Jack Smith “on day one” is elected president in 2024. DeSantis accused Smith, who indicted Trump twice over his mishandling of classified documents and his attempt to overturn the 2020 elections, of “weaponizing the legal system.” “After you win the election, …

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DOJ Moves To Bar Trump From Batshittery During Trial

NBC News reports: Special counsel Jack Smith filed a motion Wednesday in Donald Trump’s federal election interference case seeking to block him from making political arguments and referring to conspiracy theories during the trial. “The Court should not permit the defendant to turn the courtroom into a forum in which he propagates irrelevant disinformation, and should reject his attempt to …

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Judge Okays Jury Questionnaire In Trump/Docs Case

The Messenger reports: A federal judge on Friday approved Special Jack Smith’s request to start prepping written jury questionnaires ahead of next year’s scheduled trial of Donald Trump in the Florida classified documents case. In a paperless order, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon ordered the two parties, by Feb. 28, to “meaningfully confer and file a joint jury questionnaire for …

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SCOTUS Rejects Jack’s Smith Bid On Immunity Issue

CNN reports: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request by special counsel Jack Smith to fast-track arguments on whether Donald Trump has any immunity from federal prosecution for alleged crimes he committed while in office. The court did not explain its reasoning and there were no noted dissents. The court’s decision is a major blow to Smith, who made …

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Trump Lawyers Attack DOJ’s Florida Jury Questionnaire

The Messenger reports: Attorneys for Donald Trump responded in a fiery court filing Wednesday night to Special Counsel Jack Smith’s request for a federal judge to approve jury selection steps in the Florida classified documents case against the former president. In the six-page filing, Trump’s attorneys said the request by Smith’s office for U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon to authorize …

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Appeals Court To Hear Trump Immunity Bid On Jan. 9

The Messenger reports: A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., agreed to hear oral arguments early next month on Donald Trump’s bid to dismiss Special Counsel Jack Smith’s election-subversion indictment on the ground that he had immunity while president from criminal prosecution. The D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals said in its one-page order that it will convene …

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“The Grinch” To Get Expedited Ruling On Immunity

Bloomberg News reports: A federal appeals court in Washington has agreed to expedite a decision on whether former President Donald Trump should be immune to criminal prosecution for actions he took to allegedly overturn the results of the 2020 election. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an order late Wednesday setting a schedule under which …

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SCOTUS Agree To Fast-Track DOJ’s Immunity Query

Courthouse News reports: The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to review a fast-tracked petition asking if Donald Trump can use his status as a former president to claim immunity from criminal charges related to his effort to overturn the 2020 election. The order came only hours after Special Counsel Jack Smith asked the justices to expedite consideration of Trump’s presidential …

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Jack Smith Asks SCOTUS To Decide On Trump Immunity

CNN reports: Special counsel Jack Smith on Monday asked the Supreme Court to decide whether Donald Trump has any immunity from criminal prosecution for alleged crimes he committed while in office – the first time that the high court will weigh in on the historic prosecution of the former president. The extraordinary request is an attempt by Smith to keep …

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DOJ Debunks Trump With Words Of His Own Officials

Politico reports: Special counsel Jack Smith on Saturday sharply rejected former President Donald Trump’s contention that foreign governments may have changed votes in the 2020 election, laying bare new details about his team’s extensive probe of the matter and its access to a vast array of senior intelligence officials in Trump’s administration. In a 45-page filing, Smith’s team describes interviewing …

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DOJ: Trump Incited Violence To Block Election Results

The Washington Post reports: In a new court filing, prosecutors working for special counsel Jack Smith went further than in their August indictment in attempting to tie him to that day’s violence, saying they intended to introduce evidence of his other acts both before the November 2020 presidential election and subsequent alleged threats to establish his motive, intent and preparation …

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Trump Lawyers Accuse DOJ Of Suppressing J6 Records

The Messenger reports: In a pair of late-night court filings Monday, attorneys for Donald Trump accused Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team of withholding records and information they believe is necessary to challenge the facts and assumptions underlying the Washington, D.C. election-subversion felony federal criminal charges against the former president. Trump’s legal team filed the two motions just before a midnight …

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DOJ Filing: Televising Trump’s J6 Trial Would Be A Circus

CNN reports: The special counsel’s office is pushing back against Donald Trump using his Washington, DC, federal criminal trial as a spectacle, after Trump’s lawyers told the court this weekend he’d support cameras in the courtroom. Trump’s bid to open his DC federal criminal trial to cameras is “a transparent effort to demand special treatment, try his case in the …

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Trump Lawyers Begged Jack Smith Not To Indict Him

Politico reports: Jack Smith’s public image, shaped by his near invisibility since taking over the federal criminal cases against Donald Trump, has been that of a sullen, brooding and hard-charging prosecutor. His steely glare, on display in two arraignments of the former president and in a handful of public photos and videos, has contributed to a sort of mythology around …

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