Attorney Alina Habba, representing former President Donald Trump’s Save America PAC, has shared a chilling update on Jack Smith’s case. Alina strongly criticized Special Counsel Jack Smith for expeditiously pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the federal criminal case related to the 2020 election and Trump’s immunity defense.
As reported by the Conservative Brief on Monday, December 18, 2023, the indictment alleges Trump’s involvement in criminal conspiracies to influence the election outcome, a charge he aims to dismiss based on presidential immunity.
Habba, in an interview, accused Smith of election interference and claimed the urgency is driven by the upcoming 2024 election, suggesting that those opposing Trump resort to legal maneuvers due to their inability to defeat him at the polls.
Speaking on Fox Business Network, she asserted that attempts to tie Trump up in legal proceedings could inadvertently garner him more support as voters perceive him as a victim of election interference.
Habba expressed confidence in the Supreme Court, emphasizing their dedication to their office. Meanwhile, lawyer Christina Bobb, in an interview with Newsmax TV, drew parallels between Smith’s actions and his past involvement in the case of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.
She suggested that Smith’s playbook mirrored the tactics used against McDonnell, whose conviction was later overturned by the Supreme Court.
Bob McDonnell’s case serves as a precedent, according to Bobb, as she questioned the defense’s lack of information about Smith’s actions and urged clarity on the details. She argued that the lack of information amounted to a violation of due process, denying the president an opportunity for a meaningful defense.
Bobb contended that the Supreme Court should dismiss the case immediately based on the well-established principle of presidential immunity.
She warned of potential far-reaching consequences if presidential immunity is not upheld, cautioning against the precedent set by such a decision.
Trump’s campaign also criticized Smith’s Supreme Court filing, accusing him of interfering in the 2024 Presidential Election to prevent Trump’s potential return.
The campaign referred to Smith as “Deranged Jack Smith” and highlighted the Supreme Court’s prior rebuke in the McDonnell case.
In response, Smith’s team acknowledged the extraordinary nature of their request, asserting the imperative public importance of resolving claims of immunity promptly if rejected. The case’s trial date, initially set for March 4, has been temporarily halted pending the outcome of the appeals process.
Furthermore, Smith’s team emphasized the extraordinary nature of their Supreme Court filing, characterizing it as an imperative step in resolving claims of immunity promptly. The trial, initially slated for March 4, has been temporarily halted as the appeals process unfolds.
The Trump campaign, in its critique, warned of the potential repercussions of undermining presidential immunity, urging caution in setting legal precedents with far-reaching implications. The contentious legal battle continues to unfold against the backdrop of the looming 2024 Presidential Election.