Special Counsel Jack Smith is now urging the judge who is presiding over the election interference case of former President Donald Trump to not allow him to tell the jury involved in the proceedings that the prosecution is motivated by politics. In other words, Smith is really scared of Trump telling the unmitigated truth and having the jury actually believe him. He knows good and well this whole farce is politically motivated. The left has weaponized the Justice Department in order to silence President Joe Biden’s biggest threat in the general election coming up next year.
Smith continues to prove himself a loyal, stalwart public that can be counted on to do the bidding of his progressive masters rather than standing up for true law and order and the Constitution.
via the Daily Caller:
Trump’s claim that the indictment “was directed by the current president as a form of election interference” is both wrong and irrelevant, Smith argued in a 20-page filing, telling Judge Tanya Chutkan they would be “prejudicial if presented to the jury.” Smith also asked Chutkan to bar Trump from introducing evidence relating to agency preparation for and responses to Jan. 6, undercover agents at the Capitol and allegations of foreign influence.
“Following his indictment in this District, the defendant has made unsupported and politicized claims of selective and vindictive prosecution, indicated that he intends to explore irrelevant issues related to the Government’s investigation, and complained that the grand jury’s indictment and the Court’s trial date will interfere with his political activities,” the filing reads. “None of these issues goes to the defendant’s guilt or innocence; all of them should be excluded.”
Smith filed the motion Wednesday despite Chutkan’s Dec. 13 order pausing proceedings until Trump’s presidential immunity appeal is resolved. Chutkan denied Trump’s bid to dismiss his case based on presidential immunity in early December, prompting his appeal to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will hear oral arguments on the issue Jan. 9.
Among other things Smith wants Trump barred from raising to the jury:
-Agency prep for Jan. 6
-Undercover agents in J6 crowd
-Alleged foreign influence in 2020
-Cross-examination Qs to witnesses that might infringe on valid privileges. pic.twitter.com/xlowBFJj6A
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) December 27, 2023
Last Friday, the Supreme Court rejected attempts by Smith to get around the appeals court and have justices make a ruling on the issue without the lower court having an opportunity to weigh in on the situation.
The special counsel also asked the judge to stop the legal team representing the former president from employing the use of cross-examination in order to get “protected information” from witnesses without first receiving clearance beforehand.
“Allowing the defendant to question witnesses about information for which a witness either must or would be likely to assert a privilege—in open court, in front of the jury—runs the risk of unfairly and improperly suggesting to the jury that the witness lacks candor and presenting to the jury otherwise inadmissible evidence,” he said.
Clearly, Smith and his liberal overlords are scared to death of the truth about their efforts getting out to the jurors. They don’t want the folks sitting on the jury to know that the battle isn’t just against Trump, but against regular Americans too. The precedent set by this case will provide ammunition for leftists to slap proverbial tape across the mouths of anyone who dares to speak out against the progressive agenda.
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