An attorney for former President Donald Trump celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision Friday not to accept a request for expedited review by special counsel Jack Smith.
The high court denied Smith’s request to provide expedited review of an appeal of a district court ruling by United States District Judge Tanya Chutkan that rejected a motion by Trump’s attorneys to dismiss the charges. “I’m really pleased with the Supreme Court, it really restored my faith in my profession, frankly,” Alina Habba told “Kudlow” guest host David Asman.
“The Supreme Court saw through this. There was no urgent application necessary by Jack Smith. He was trying to usurp the appellate division and go right up to the Supreme Court to have them hear issues of presidential immunity, which is an absolute immunity that presidents have for a very good reason. Frankly so they don’t have to have DAs and AGs come after them after their presidency in this political witch hunt, and the Supreme Court will today say that Jack Smith did not have reason to do so. He needed to stay the course, go through the normal procedures as everybody else, he had no urgency, and there was no dissent in the Supreme Court’s decisions. So, it was a very great day for team Trump, and we’ll keep pushing.”
Chutkan paused pre-trial proceedings during the appeals process Dec. 13. Smith secured a four-count indictment against Trump in August relating to his efforts to contest the results of the 2020 election.
“Normal due process in America has its place, and we can’t try to rush due process when it suits them,” Habba said. “They have year-long investigations and brought all these cases, David, right before the election so that he’s not on the campaign trail, so he’s out there doing nothing to help his campaign.”
“Instead what they don’t realize, which I think the polls show is that the more you try and attack Trump, the more they try to tie him up in the witch hunts and court cases, they’re going to get stopped and they’re going to be seen by the Americans as an attempt to usurp the GOP and Republican Party,” Habba continued.
Habba also took aim at the Colorado Supreme Court, which disqualified Trump in a 4-3 ruling Tuesday, citing the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause.
“When we go through the proceedings, it’ll show there was nothing done wrong and there’s issues with the election integrity and the president had reason for them to ask to look into it,” Habba said. “It would be the first insurrection without weapons.”
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Former Attorney General Bill Barr on the Colorado Supreme Court removing Donald Trump from the ballot:
"The core problem here is the denial of due process…It was a five day hearing. There was no jury…They were not able to subpoena witnesses…They relied on the January 6th… pic.twitter.com/AUr6BFyK8B
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) December 20, 2023
“January 6 people were there because they believe in the system, and they were so shocked to see their election stolen, which it was.”
Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell, & the FBI KNEW this, so THEY ORCHESTRATED A PLAN TO TURN A PEACEFUL PROTEST INTO THEIR STAGED ‘RIOT.’ pic.twitter.com/lKZaEP4qNn
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) December 23, 2023
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