Trump Lawyers Issue Stern Warning To Judge

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Former President Trump’s legal team recently presented arguments against the acceleration of a federal appeals court’s consideration of his immunity from prosecution regarding the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot. The lawyers suggested that federal prosecutors are pushing for a quicker resolution to influence the outcome of the 2024 presidential election.

In their submission, Trump’s attorneys claimed that the prosecution’s aim is to unjustly try, convict, and sentence Trump before the 2024 election, in which they believe he has a strong chance of defeating President Biden. They view this as a direct attempt to sway the upcoming presidential election and disenfranchise the many voters who support Trump.

Special Counsel Jack Smith has asked for a hastened decision to align with the planned trial date of March 4. However, Trump’s legal team argues that there’s no necessity to adhere to this timeline. They have been strategically delaying the case, noting that if the trial is postponed until after the 2024 election, Trump, if re-elected, could potentially dismiss or challenge the case using presidential authority.

Trump’s lawyers emphasized that aside from the prosecution’s allegedly partisan intentions, there’s no urgent need to maintain the scheduled date. They argue this is especially true given the case’s significant constitutional implications, which demand thorough consideration and deliberation over all relevant factors and arguments.

Moreover, the legal team criticized Smith’s request for a speedy ruling from the D.C. Court of Appeals and his appeal to the Supreme Court to address Trump’s presidential immunity at the time of the alleged crimes. They believe this rush prevents a careful and detailed examination of these complex and unprecedented legal questions.

The lawyers also mentioned the practical implications of a quickened pace, such as requiring staff to work through the holiday season.

The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision soon on whether to consider Smith’s request regarding Trump’s immunity. The Court has previously expedited hearings in high-profile presidential cases, like those during the Watergate scandal and the 2000 election.

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