Former AG Meese Drops Bombshell: ‘Jack Smith Illegitimate’ in Trump Case…

Jack Smith looking worried

Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III has made a surprising comparison between Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith’s authority and that of renowned musician Taylor Swift. Meese aims to derail Smith’s request to the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking a hearing for former President Donald Trump’s appeal in a federal election subversion case.

The case revolves around Trump’s indictment in August on federal felony counts related to the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot. Allegations include conspiracy charges and obstructing an official proceeding, stemming from claims of a stolen election and subsequent unrest.

Judge Tanya Chutkan recently ruled that Trump lacked presidential immunity from prosecution, prompting his appeal. However, instead of going through the regular appellate court process, Smith pushed for Supreme Court intervention to expedite proceedings and maintain the March 4 trial date. Trump’s legal team alleges partisan motives due to the trial’s timing during the 2024 presidential campaign season.

Meese, serving in Reagan’s administration, filed a separate petition urging the Court to reject Smith’s request. He argues that Smith lacks the authority to pursue the case, likening Smith’s role to that of any private citizen, including Taylor Swift. Meese’s filing challenges U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s authority in appointing Smith, stating it exceeds statutory and constitutional boundaries.

Attorney Gene Schaerr, representing Trump, highlighted the importance of constitutional adherence in prosecuting a president, citing Garland’s alleged deviation from the rule of law in appointing Smith.

Garland appointed Smith in 2022 to investigate the Capitol riot and classified documents found in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. Emphasizing independence and accountability, Garland defended the appointment as ensuring unbiased scrutiny of sensitive matters.

Republican Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and 18 other state attorneys joined the fray, submitting a brief supporting Trump’s stance against Smith’s request. Marshall suggested partisan motivations behind the push for expedited proceedings, claiming it could influence future elections.

Smith’s office and the Department of Justice declined to comment on the recent filings and challenges to Smith’s authority.

As legal battles intensify and political stakes soar, the Supreme Court faces mounting pressure to weigh in on the jurisdictional aspects of the case and the extent of Smith’s authority in prosecuting a former president.

The developments mark a critical juncture in the legal trajectory of Trump’s indictment, intertwining questions of presidential immunity, constitutional boundaries, and the impartial execution of justice.

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2 Replies to “Former AG Meese Drops Bombshell: ‘Jack Smith Illegitimate’ in Trump Case…

  1. I dont think there is much about this administration that could be called legal from the start and still isnt It started with a crooked FBI and DOJ and have move on up from there

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