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Jack Smith invites judge to be ‘manipulated’ by Trump

Background: Reporters line up as they enter the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse ahead of former President Donald Trumps arraignment in Federal Court on August 3, 2023 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)/ Left inset: Special counsel Jack Smith speaks to the media about an indictment of former President Donald Trump, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, at an office of the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)/ Right inset: Former President Donald Trump addresses an audience during a campaign event, Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, in Wolfeboro, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Background: the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)/ Left inset: Special counsel Jack Smith speaks to the media (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)/ Right inset: Former President Donald Trump addresses an audience during a campaign event (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

After a hearing in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case on Wednesday, special counsel Jack Smith and his team noticed that Donald Trump renewed his “presidential immunity” claims and that the former president motioned for a stay of “all proceedings” in his Jan. 6 federal case until those issues are “fully resolved.” When alerting U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon to the Washington, D.C., motion the next morning, however, the Special Counsel’s Office unwittingly invited the Mar-a-Lago judge to be “manipulated” by the delay tactics.

Last week, Trump and his lawyers doubled down on their “presidential immunity” arguments by asserting that the charged conduct for trying to overturn the 2020 election fell “within the outer perimeter” of his presidential “official duties,” therefore rendering him immune from prosecution.

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