Jack Smith claims Trump is attempting to delay documents case with hush money trial

by | Apr 16, 2024

Special Counsel Jack Smith has accused President Trump of leveraging his hush money trial in Manhattan as a tactic to postpone proceedings in his federal classified documents case in Florida.

In a filing submitted before the commencement of proceedings in Manhattan, Smith accused Trump's legal team of employing the trial as a means to stall progress in the classified documents case.

Smith contended that Trump's lawyers' assertions of being overwhelmed with work due to the hush money trial should not impact the classified documents case, describing it as the “latest delay tactic.”

“Each time the Court sets a new deadline in this case and attempts to keep it moving toward trial, the defendants reflexively ask for an adjournment. That must stop,” Smith contended in the filing.

The trial date for the classified documents case remains unsettled, with differing proposals from Smith and Trump's legal team. Smith has suggested a trial date in July, while Trump's lawyers have requested a start date either after the presidential election or, failing that, in August.

Read Smith’s filing here.

Source: The Washington Examiner



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