Trump’s legal team is working to refute special counsel Jack Smith’s case against him, as he will be arraigned in Miami on Tuesday.
Smith has a long-standing reputation as a Trump antagonist and has been at the center of both the Mar-a-Lago documents case and the January 6 Capitol incidents.
Obama appointed Judge Beryl Howell to supervise both of Smith’s cases, the classified documents case and the January 6 case against Trump. Judge Howell had previously ordered Trump’s attorney Evan Corcoran to testify before a grand jury in Smith’s investigation into classified documents stored at Mar-a-Lago, thereby destroying Trump’s attorney-client privilege.
Smith was subsequently able to use Trump’s own attorney against him in court. Trump was charged with conspiracy to obstruct (count 32), withholding a document or record (count 33), corruptly concealing a document or record (count 34), and fraudulent statements (count 37) on the basis of his privileged communications with his attorney regarding the boxes of documents stored at Mar-a-Lago.
Trump’s legal team will file a motion to dissolve Special Counsel Jack Smith’s case on the grounds of prosecutorial misconduct. Trump’s attorneys will ask Judge Aileen Cannon to unseal the order of Obama appointee Judge Beryl Howell, which revokes Trump’s attorney-client privilege with his attorney Eric Corcoran.
Paul Sperry of RealClearInvestigations relates the following:
Insiders say Trump’s new legal team preparing to file a motion to dismiss the case citing prosecutorial misconduct & will ask Judge Cannon to unseal Obama-appointed Judge Howell’s order breaching attorney-client privilege b/t Corcoran and Trump and declare notes inadmissable.
BREAKING: Insiders say Trump's new legal team preparing to file motion to dismiss case citing prosecutorial misconduct & will ask Judge Cannon to unseal Obama-appointed Judge Howell's order breaching attorney-client privilege b/t Corcoran and Trump and declare notes inadmissable
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) June 13, 2023
Smith was appointed by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to supervise the two investigations in November 2022. He formerly worked in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, the same office that filed a 34-count indictment against the former president regarding payments to porn star Stormy Daniels, which is scheduled to go to trial in March 2024.
Smith, among other appointments, supervised the public integrity section of the justice department from 2010 to 2015. After the Watergate scandal, the department was established to supervise corruption and prosecute offenses committed by government officials.
Smith has been tight-lipped about his investigation and findings, prompting former President Trump to post on social media, ”No one has told me I’m being indicted, and I shouldn’t be because I’ve done NOTHING wrong.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
When the indictment was made public last week, Trump posted vehemently proclaiming his innocence and calling the entire process a “witch hunt.” He arrived in Miami on Monday to address the charges and as he arrived in Miami, supporters gathered near Trump’s golf club where he was reported to be staying, Reuters noted.
Trump posted before he left for Miami, “I HOPE THE ENTIRE COUNTRY IS WATCHING WHAT THE RADICAL LEFT ARE DOING TO AMERICA.” CONTINUE READING…