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Jack Smith Wants to Hamstring Trump in the GOP Primary By Pushing for January 2024 Trial – RedState


While the classified documents case in Florida against Donald Trump is no doubt the more legally sound affair for Jack Smith, he’s smelling blood in the water in Washington, D.C.

After indicting Trump for a third time, this time in relation to alleged statements and actions surrounding the 2020 election, Smith hit a home run when Judge Tanya Chutkan was selected to preside over the case. As RedState has chronicled, Judge Chutkan has a history of being extremely harsh toward January 6th defendants, and her recent behavior has pointed to that same bias being pointed against Trump.

On that front, the DOJ has officially proposed a trial date for its D.C.-based prosecution. According to Smith’s request, he wants a January 2nd, 2024 trial date, with jury selection beginning on December 11th, 2023.

In the filing, the DOJ states that it will take four to six weeks to present its case, exclusive of how long the defense takes, putting a verdict sometime in the following months. Further, Smith mentions that his proposal would satisfy the public interest of having a speedy trial. That’s likely to make Judge Chutkan…

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