spot_imgspot_img
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

JACK SMITH RESPONDS AFTER TRUMP LEGAL TEAM ARGUES FOR SPECIAL COUNSEL TO BE HELD IN CONTEMPT

Date:

WASHINGTON — One day after attorneys for former President Donald Trump asked a judge to hold special counsel Jack Smith in contempt for filing motions ahead of deadlines, Smith’s team hit back in a new court filing Friday.

Smith’s office argued that they did not violate a court order by providing discovery ahead of deadlines, and that Trump’s “recycled allegations of partisanship and prosecutorial misconduct remain baseless.”

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan last month paused proceedings in the case while an appeals court considers whether it should be dismissed on presidential immunity grounds, as Trump has argued.

Chutkan’s ruling to pause the proceedings said that if her court continues on the case, she would consider whether to keep or change the dates of future deadlines. She specified that the deadlines were temporarily paused, “rather than permanently vacated.”

Smith’s filing noted that three days before Chutkan entered her order pausing deadlines in the case, prosecutors informed all parties in a public filing that they would continue to voluntarily comply with the previously established deadlines.

The prosecution, Smith’s office wrote in Friday’s memo, “did what it said it would do.”

Smith’s office went on to argue that no action is required of Trump, and that he has not explained how “the mere receipt” of documents that he doesn’t have to reply to “possibly burdens him.”

Smith’s office also explained that it plans to continue to meet the previously set deadlines to make it easier to “resume the pretrial schedule” once the appeals court hands down a decision.

The appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments next week. Its eventual ruling could be appealed to the Supreme Court.

This article was originally published on NBCNews.com

smartnews
smartnews
Smart News Liberia is an online news outlet, a product of Smart Media Group Inc. smartnewsliberia.com publishes a wide range of content including politics, business, sports, and entertainment on and about Liberia. Contact: +231777425285/ 886946925 Email: info@smartnewsliberia.com/ smartnewsliberia@gmail.com

Share post:

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

THE GALLERY

spot_imgspot_img

ADVERTISEMENT

spot_imgspot_img

MORE NEWS

WORLD SPORTS
Related

IVORY COAST RELIEF AFTER WINNING CUP OF NATIONS

ABIDJAN, (REUTERS) - Ivory Coast’s success at the Africa...

NBA ROUNDUP: DOMANTAS SABONIS CARRIES KINGS PAST NUGGETS

Domantas Sabonis had 17 points, 17 rebounds and 10...

ARGENTINA AND BRAZIL PUNISHED BY FIFA FOR FAN DISORDER IN 2026 WORLD CUP QUALIFIER AT THE MARACANA

Lionel Messi will play in front of a half-empty...