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19 AGs Oppose Jack Smith’s ‘Partisan’ Get-Trump Prosecution


Special Counsel Jack Smith

Nearly 20 state attorneys general filed a legal brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday opposing Special Counsel Jack Smith’s request that the high court expeditiously rule on whether former President Donald Trump is immune from prosecution.

“[T]he special counsel is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to jump into the fray. But he gives no reason why the public interest demands a rushed trial, which suggests the real reason is to swing the presidential election,” Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a statement. “The Court should not play along. As our brief points out, in asking for this extraordinary remedy, without giving any reason for why it is warranted, the special counsel’s petition itself is strong evidence of a political prosecution designed to decide the 2024 election.”

Smith — who brought “legally flawed and politically shady” charges against Trump for contesting the 2020 election results in August — requested earlier this month that SCOTUS bypass the appellate process and rule on whether the former president enjoys lifelong immunity from prosecution. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, an Obama appointee with a track record of political rulings, previously denied Trump’s claims on the subject,…

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