Donald Trump’s legal team have asked Judge Tanya Chutkan to hold Special Counsel Jack Smith in contempt of court for continuing to submit filings following Chutkan’s stay order.
Trump’s attorneys accuse Smith’s office of ignoring Chutkan’s ruling and want to block further filings with the federal election interference case on hold while Trump appeals a court ruling that struck down his presidential immunity defense.
Smith recently requested the court limit Trump’s trial arguments.
As Bloomberg reports:
In a filing Thursday in Washington, Trump’s lawyers argued that Smith and his team wrongfully ignored a stay of the case by continuing to file new motions and serve thousands of pages of evidence on the defense during his appeal. Trump asked US District Judge Tanya Chutkan to order Smith to explain why he shouldn’t be held in contempt and sanctioned by the court.
“The prosecutors have cast these hallowed mandates aside to score cheap political points against President Trump on behalf of the Biden Campaign,” Trump’s lawyers said in the filing. “In so doing, the prosecutors have repeatedly and willfully disregarded the Court’s explicit instructions.”
The government has said in recent court filings that it would continue to meet some deadlines to ensure that the trial “proceeds promptly” if Trump’s appeal fails.
Smith’s office declined to comment on Trump’s latest filing.
The case is one of four Trump hopes to overcome in his third bid for the White House.
This article was republished with permission from American Liberty News.