Observer says Supreme Court announcement represents a "big win" for Trump

 March 1, 2024

Special Counsel Jack Smith made headlines last year when he indicted former President Donald Trump for actions taken following the 2020 election.

However, the Supreme Court recently made an announcement regarding the case that has all but left Smith screeching. 

Smith says there a "public interest" in a quick trial

America's highest judicial body revealed earlier this week that it will hear arguments over whether Trump's behavior was within the scope of his official duties, thus making him immune from prosecution.

As Blaze Media contributor Chris Enloe noted in an article published on Thursday, that represents "a big win" for the former president.

Enloe pointed out that regardless of how the Supreme Court ultimately rules, there is now little chance of Trump's case wrapping up before the election.

The special counsel has argued that speeding up Trump's case is in the "public interest," and thus all but acknowledged that he would like a verdict before voters go to the polls.

Yet Enloe cited an article by Harvard Law School professor Jack Goldsmith which maintains that Smith's efforts to rush the trial "appears to violate" the Department of Justice's Justice Manual.

Law professor says Smith's actions are "uniquely harmful"

Specifically, Goldsmith pointed to Section 9-85.500, which states that prosecutors may not "select the timing of any action, including investigative steps, criminal charges, or statements, for the purpose of affecting any election, or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party."

The professor maintained that "the rush to trial—which cannot possibly give the Trump legal team adequate time to prepare its defense—would be deemed wildly unfair" if the case involved anyone else.

"Prosecutors and judges typically give defendants significantly more temporal leeway in trials of lesser magnitude with less severe charges," he pointed out.

"The Biden Justice Department rushing to put away Biden’s political opponent is uniquely harmful," Goldsmith wrote, adding that "the damage to our institutions from this outcome" will be "with us for a long time."

MSNBC host slams "Trump-created court"

Those concerns haven't prevented leftist figures like MSNBC host Chris Hayes from directing outrage toward the Supreme Court.

He told viewers that agreeing to hear Trump's case is "a clear unmistakable sign from the MAGA majority of the Trump-created court that they are with him."

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