Former President Donald Trump’s legal team narrowly met the Monday midnight deadline to submit motions aimed at dismissing charges related to the January 6th Capitol breach and allegations of election interference. According to The Hill, these motions from Trump’s legal team echoed many of his frequently repeated statements from his campaign.
While asserting his innocence, Trump contends that the Biden administration has politicized the Department of Justice (DOJ), alleging that DOJ agencies have displayed significant political bias in his case. He also argues that he has the right to raise concerns about the integrity of the 2020 election.
Trump has taken particular issue with the prosecutorial strategies of Special Counsel Jack Smith, Attorney General Letitia James, and District Attorney Fani Willis, asserting that he is the target of a coordinated “witch hunt.”
Previously, Trump’s legal team submitted a motion to dismiss, asserting that, as a former President, he is immune from prosecution. The Justice Department has strongly opposed this motion.
Trump has also voiced criticism over the “gag orders” imposed on him by two different judges, contending that these orders infringe upon his First Amendment rights and were implemented to restrict public awareness of misconduct by officials within the justice system.
Trump’s legal team stated, “The fact that the indictment alleges that the speech at issue was supposedly, according to the prosecution, ‘false’ makes no difference. Under the First Amendment, each individual American participating in a free marketplace of ideas — not the Federal Government — decides for him or herself what is true and false on great disputed social and political questions.”
The motion asserts that there is no evidence demonstrating that Trump knowingly made false statements or had the intention to deceive his constituents. The motion reads:
“President Trump’s perspective on the matter was simply that — a perspective formed based on his interpretation of the available information. Virtually every American, including the mentioned public officials, had comparable access to much of this same information, including a wealth of publicly reported facts and opinions that were the subject of extensive media coverage throughout the post-election period and beyond.”
“Each official, therefore, had ample opportunity to form their own conclusions, much like President Trump.”
Trump’s legal team contends that the multiple indictments brought against their client by the Department of Justice supported by the Biden administration are aimed at politically incapacitating a rival.
The motion also highlights the unusual haste with which the prosecution seeks to bring cases to trial, with the intent to impact Trump’s campaign efforts before the 2024 election.
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Donald Trump’s legal team filed four motions in a late night frenzy on Monday surrounding the former president’s D.C. case.
In one, Trump filed a motion to dismiss his federal 2020 election subversion case, citing First Amendment rights surrounding… pic.twitter.com/uDuwCQoFYM
Jack Smith’s first case against Trump is expected to begin in March.