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  • Jack Smith Suggests He Will Ignore Supreme Court if it Reverses ‘Obstruction’ Statute

    04/11/2024 11:54:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Apr. 11, 2024 11:20 am | Cristina Laila
    Special Counsel Jack Smith suggested he ignore the Supreme Court if it reverses the obstruction statute this summer. The US Supreme Court recently announced it will hear oral arguments in Fischer v. United States and at issue is statute 18 USC §1512(c)(2): Whoever corruptly— (1) alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or other object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the object’s integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding; or (2) otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned...
  • Jack Smith Signals He’ll Try To Circumvent SCOTUS If It Says Obstruction Charges Aren’t Real Crimes

    04/10/2024 10:38:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/10/2024 | Shawn Fleetwood
    Smith is trying to stretch Section 1512 in hopes of bypassing a potential ruling deeming the government’s abuse of the law illegal.Democrat hacks have claimed that Special Counsel Jack Smith’s indictments against Donald Trump over the former president’s challenging of the 2020 election are legally sound. So why is Smith grasping at legal straws in his latest court filing?On Monday, Smith filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the nation’s highest judicial body to dismiss Trump’s presidential immunity claims. Citing the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, the special counsel indicted Trump in August over his...
  • The Comedy of Justice: Jack Smith's J6 Case Against Trump Reaches New Heights of Absurdity

    04/09/2024 9:05:14 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-09-24 | Julie Kelly
    Thread by Julie KellyJust when you thought Jack Smith's J6 case against Donald Trump couldn't get any more laughable--it just did. In one week, SCOTUS will hear arguments on DOJ's (ab)use of 1512c2, post Enron document shredding "obstruction of an official proceeding" statute passed in 2002. My longtime followers know I've covered this issue for 3+ years. More than 330 J6ers and Trump have been charged with this felony obstruction count--now SCOTUS has a chance to right an horrific wrong that has destroyed (and ended) lives as this ruthless DOJ intentionally misinterprets the law to criminalize political dissent. DOJ's use...
  • Deranged Jack Smith gets smacked down by a judge who is still willing to follow the ‘innocent until proven guilty’ paradigm

    04/09/2024 8:53:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/09/2024 | Jack Hellner
    Poor little Jack Smith—out of nowhere, a judge in Trump’s “classified documents” case fails to rubber stamp the prosecution’s unethical motions, and essentially declare Trump guilty before a trial even takes place. Judge Aileen Cannon correctly ruled that a jury should be able to contemplate the validity of Trump’s Presidential Records Act defense—but Jack Smith doesn’t want the jury to hear that because it is inconvenient to his case. Here’s this, from Politico:Tensions flare between special counsel Jack Smith and Judge Aileen CannonAmid delays and uncertainty over Donald Trump’s classified documents case, a strained dynamic between his prosecutor and his...
  • Donald Trumped: Three legal losses the former president was handed this week

    04/06/2024 8:15:40 AM PDT · by thegagline · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 04/06/2024 | Misty Severi
    Former President Donald Trump lost three major legal challenges in the past week, including his efforts to dismiss a racketeering case on First Amendment grounds. Here is a look at the rulings in three separate cases this week in Georgia, Florida, and New York. New York judge denies Trump’s attempt to delay hush money trialNew York Judge Juan Merchan denied the former president’s attempt to delay his criminal hush money trial on Wednesday, after Trump claimed he was protected under presidential immunity. Merchan said that Trump had plenty of opportunity before March to claim presidential immunity in the case. Trump...
  • Palm Beach County State Attorney Says Jack Smith Close to Using ‘Nuclear Button’ to Remove Judge Cannon From Trump Classified Docs Case Over Her Jury Instruction Order

    04/05/2024 8:21:52 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 5, 2024 | Cristina Laila
    Here we go. Palm Beach County State Attorney David Aronberg says Jack Smith is close to using a ‘nuclear button’ to remove Judge Aileen Cannon from the Trump classified documents case over her jury instruction order. “He is close to pushing the nuclear button,” said Palm Beach County State Attorney David Aronberg, according to NBC News. “It is a high burden to reach, and it is rarely done, but her proposed jury instructions may have pushed him to the breaking point.” Last month Judge Aileen Cannon issued a jury instruction order in Jack Smith’s classified documents case and the leftist...
  • Judge Cannon Rejects Jack Smith’s Demands of Her Jury Instruction Order as “Unprecedented and Unjust”

    04/05/2024 6:07:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies ^ | 4/5/2024 | Cristina Laila
    Judge Aileen Cannon on Thursday rejected Trump’s motion to dismiss the classified documents case based on the Presidential Records Act. In February Trump’s legal team filed several motions to dismiss Jack Smith’s classified documents case. Cannon has now denied two of Trump’s motions to dismiss Jack Smith’s lawfare case playing out in a federal court in Florida. “The Superseding Indictment specifies the nature of the accusations against Defendant Trump in a lengthy speaking indictment with embedded excerpts from investigative interviews, photographs, and other content,” Cannon wrote in her brief order on Thursday. “Accepting the allegations of the Superseding Indictment as...
  • Breaking! Judge Eileen Cannon Tells Jack Smith to GFY! --- Declines His 'Unprecedented and Unjust' Opposition Filing Against Her Jury Instructions

    04/04/2024 1:58:46 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 32 replies
    Julie Kelly on Twitter X ^ | April 4, 2024 | Julie Kelly
    Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 @julie_kelly2 NEW: Shorter Judge Cannon. GFY Jack Smith 1:58 PM · Apr 4, 2024 Court order in link.
  • BREAKING: Jack Smith Issues Veiled Threat to Judge Cannon Over Her Jury Instructions in Trump Classified Docs Case

    04/03/2024 12:42:34 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 3, 2024 | Cristina Laila
    Special Counsel Jack Smith issued a veiled threat to Judge Aileen Cannon in response to her jury instructions. Last month Judge Aileen Cannon issued a jury instruction order in Jack Smith’s classified documents case and the leftist legal analysts went apocalyptic.
  • Special counsel blasts judge’s jury instruction request in Trump documents

    04/03/2024 8:39:38 AM PDT · by realcleanguy · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/3/2024 | Hannah Rabinowitz
    CNN — In perhaps prosecutors’ strongest rebuke yet to how Judge Aileen Cannon has handled the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump, special counsel Jack Smith said in court filings late Tuesday evening that the judge had ordered briefings based on a “fundamentally flawed” understanding of the case that has “no basis in law or fact.
  • Judge Seems Receptive to Trump's Defense Claims in Classified Documents Case

    04/01/2024 10:14:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2024 | Jazz Shaw
    Of all of the legal cases currently being piled up against Donald Trump in the Democrats' ongoing lawfare efforts against him, the one I've probably found the most troubling is the allegation of mishandling classified documents. It's a fairly serious charge and it's one of the few cases against him that does at least appear to involve the possibility of an actual crime being committed (more on that in a moment) and physical evidence to support the claim. It has thus far sounded as if the court was taking it seriously as well. But now, a possible ray of hope...
  • Jack Smith Seeks to Shield Names of Potential Witnesses in Trump Case

    03/30/2024 10:18:47 AM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 3/30/24 | Zachary Stieber
    Special counsel Jack Smith on March 29 asked a federal judge to approve redactions to filings made by a co-defendant of former President Donald Trump. The briefs submitted by Walt Nauta, the co-defendant, contain information that should not be made public, Mr. Smith told U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon. That includes the names of people that government officials may call as witnesses in a trial, the special counsel, appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland, said.
  • Jack Smith’s Case Against Trump Appears to Be Falling Apart

    03/30/2024 8:17:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    PJ MEDIA ^ | 03/30/2024 | Matt Margolis
    Special Counsel Jack Smith's efforts to imprison Donald Trump for mishandling classified documents have hit a few snags recently, and the latest snag is, indeed, a big one. “ Special Counsel Jack Smith could be blocked from using evidence against Donald Trump contained in grand jury investigation files, which were transferred to the former president's Florida classified documents case this week, a former prosecutor has suggested," reports Newsweek. "In 2023, a grand jury in Washington, D.C., heard evidence from witnesses—including Trump's attorney, Evan Corcoran—while considering whether charges should be brought against the former president and others for hoarding classified documents....
  • Biden’s DOJ Targeted Trump From Day 1 - Inside the Biden administration’s secret investigation of its top enemy.

    03/30/2024 6:09:04 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 29 Mar, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    Attorney General Merrick Garland is in trouble. Not just with Republicans, but with Biden. While Republicans are unhappy that AG Garland had been going after Trump and other conservatives, Biden and other Democrats are unhappy at his ineffectiveness. A Politico report from last month cited White House insiders claiming that if Biden wins, Garland won’t get a second term because he didn’t do enough to insulate the Biden family from investigations and that he didn’t move the Trump investigation along fast enough. Biden’s people wanted a Trump trial before the election and Garland failed to give them one. In response...
  • Federal Judge Threatens to Punish Imprisoned J6ers by Adding Enhancements to Remaining Convictions if SCOTUS Reverses ‘Obstruction’ Statute

    03/28/2024 7:38:31 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 28, 2024 | Cristina Laila
    The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision on Fischer v United States this summer which means hundreds of J6 cases could be upended. Biden’s corrupt DOJ has charged more than 300 J6ers with 18 USC §1512(c)(2). Additionally, two of the four charges against Trump in Jack Smith’s DC case are conspiracy to obstruct so the Supreme Court’s ruling could torpedo the special counsel’s case against Trump as well. Last week US Attorney from DC Matthew Graves fired a warning shot to the US Supreme Court – and J6ers serving time for 18 USC §1512(c)(2), the ‘obstruction’ statute pending...
  • Jack Smith may press 'red button' to disqualify judge and get Trump...'My head is spinning because this is sort of an incomprehensible order

    03/20/2024 5:40:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    WND ^ | March 19, 2024 at 2:02pm TruthTweetShare | Jason Walsh
    Florida State Attorney Dave Aronberg asserted on Tuesday that special counsel Jack Smith may resort to drastic measures to attempt to disqualify the judge in former President Donald Trump’s classified documents case. Judge Aileen Cannon is presiding over the case against Trump and on Monday ordered the former president and Smith to submit proposed jury instructions, which means the judge is focusing on a trial much earlier than anticipated, according to The Washington Post. The order benefits Trump and Smith will appeal it as well as potentially try to disqualify Cannon, Aronberg asserted on MSNBC’s “Jose Diaz-Balart Reports.” “My head...
  • BREAKING: DC US Attorney Matthew Graves Threatens to Seek More Prison Time For J6ers if Supreme Court Reverses ‘Obstruction’ Statute This Summer

    03/20/2024 3:43:37 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 56 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 20, 2024 | Cristina Laila
    US Attorney from DC Matthew Graves fired a warning shot to the US Supreme Court – and J6ers serving time for 18 USC §1512(c)(2), the ‘obstruction’ statute pending before SCOTUS. Graves threatened to seek more prison time for the J6ers if the Supreme Court reverses the obstruction statute this summer. The high court announced it will hear oral arguments in Fischer v. United States and at issue is statute 18 USC §1512(c)(2): Whoever corruptly— (1) alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or other object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the object’s integrity or...
  • Trump Wins’ – Leftists Melt Down Over Judge Cannon’s Jury Instructions in Jack Smith’s Classified Docs Case

    03/19/2024 4:26:36 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 77 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 19, 2024 | Cristina Laila
    Judge Aileen Cannon issued a jury instruction order in Jack Smith’s classified documents case and the leftist legal analysts are going apocalyptic. Cannon gave two options for jury instructions. The first option: In a prosecution of a former president for allegedly retaining documents in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 793(e), a jury is permitted to examine a record retained by a former president in his/her personal possession at the end of his/her presidency and make a factual finding as to whether the government has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that it is personal or presidential using the definitions set forth...
  • Judge Cannon Takes Wrecking Ball to Trump Classified Docs Case Citing Robert Hur’s Report

    03/14/2024 11:11:30 AM PDT · by CFW · 132 replies
    Politics Brief ^ | 3/14/24 | staff
    Former President Donald Trump appeared in a Florida courtroom on Thursday to appeal his classified documents case, while citing Special Counsel Robert Hur’s decision not to bring charges against sitting President Joe Biden. Hur’s report showed that Joe Biden not only willfully and intentionally mishandled classified documents, stored them in multiple insecure locations, and procured them while Senator and Vice President, but he also misled federal investigators, obstructed justice, and divulged national security secrets. Biden’s leaks of classified information are deemed to be so serious that the Intelligence Community is now performing a “damage assessment” to ascertain the extent they...
  • NEW: From FLA courthouse in Trump's classified documents case with a prediction.

    03/14/2024 10:37:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Twitter - X - / CitizenFreePress ^ | 11:07 AM · Mar 14, 2024 | Julie Kelly
    Robert Hur report and testimony is the biggest elephant in the room. The term "arbitrary enforcement" used frequently by both the defense and Judge Aileen Cannon. Cannon hammered the fact no former president or vice president has been charged under Espionage Act for taking and keeping classified records including national defense information--which represents 32 counts against Trump in Jack Smith's indictment. Prediction: Cannon won't dismiss the case based on the motions debated today--vagueness of Espionage Act and protection under the Presidential Records Act. But it's very likely she will dismiss the case based on selective prosecution, a motion still pending...