A conviction in Jack Smith's probe would put Biden over the top: poll

 December 12, 2023

Joe Biden's odds of winning the 2024 election go up if Jack Smith succeeds in convicting Donald Trump of a crime before voters cast their ballots, according to a poll. 

According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump would lose to Biden by one point if Trump is convicted in either of Smith's two probes for election subversion and mishandling classified documents.

But without a conviction, Trump comes out on top by a healthy four-point margin.

The data supports Trump's claims that Smith is engaged in "election interference" with his furious push for a conviction before Election Day.

Smith's dirty trick...

Smith tipped his hand this week with an unusual request to "leapfrog" the normal appellate process.

The prosecutor asked the Supreme Court to immediately resolve a key legal issue standing in the way of a March trial date in Trump's election case.

Trump asked the D.C. appeals court to weigh whether he is immune from the charges, raising the possibility that the trial would be delayed.  Smith responded by leapfrogging the appeals court and going directly to the Supreme Court, in an effort to keep the trial on a fast track.

"This case presents a fundamental question at the heart of our democracy: whether a former president is absolutely immune from federal prosecution for crimes committed while in office or is constitutionally protected from federal prosecution," Smith wrote.

Legal experts have panned Smith's "extraordinary" petition - his own words - as a clear signal that Smith is primarily motivated by politics and a desire to try Trump before voters go to the polls.

Railroad job

Smith has already sought and won a draconian gag order limiting what Trump can say about the case, despite its enormous political implications. However, an appeals court curtailed the scope of the order so Trump could more directly criticize Smith.

Trump's lawyers say he is immune from criminal charges because his actions surrounding the 2020 election fell within his official duties to "take care" that the laws are faithfully executed.

Smith has consistently ignored the extraordinary political implications of the case, including Trump's free speech rights and his status as the leading challenger to President Biden.

It's no surprise that Smith wants to quickly resolve the unprecedented issues in this case and move ahead to a quick show trial.

Smith has pushed for a March trial date, just one day before Super Tuesday.

Smith has also made it clear he intends to accuse Trump of causing January 6th, even though this charge is never made directly in the indictment.

“There is absolutely no reason to rush this sham to trial except to injure President Trump and tens of millions of his supporters," Trump's campaign said. "President Trump will continue to fight for Justice and oppose these authoritarian tactics.”

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