Jack Smith: Trump Makes ‘Daily’ Remarks That May Taint Jury | EUROtoday

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Special counsel Jack Smith stated Tuesday that former President Donald Trump’s ongoing assaults in opposition to prosecutors and judges threatened to affect potential jurors in his 2020 election interference case.

Smith’s crew filed paperwork in courtroom saying Trump has made “daily extrajudicial statements that threaten to prejudice the jury pool,” referencing the previous president’s repeated statements on social media. Trump, who was indicted by a federal grand jury over his tried coup to stay in workplace, has repeatedly known as Smith “deranged” and attacked the choose assigned to the case, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, as “highly partisan” and “unfair.”

Chutkan warned Trump and his attorneys final month in opposition to making any “inflammatory” feedback about his prosecution, including that doing so would solely add to the “urgency … that we proceed to a trial quickly.”

“I caution you and your client to take special care in your public statements about this case,” the choose instructed his lawyer in August. “I will take whatever measures are necessary to safeguard the integrity of these proceedings.”

But Trump has continued his assaults. On Tuesday, the previous president posted on his Truth Social platform an assault on the particular counsel for an “unchecked and insane aggression” in opposition to him.

Chutkan lately set a trial date for March 4, 2024, six months away, saying the general public had the suitable to a swift case. Trump’s authorized crew had argued any prosecution must be pushed again for years, past any bid for workplace or reelection to the White House.

“I want to note here that setting a trial date does not depend and should not depend on the defendant’s personal or professional obligations,” the choose stated final week.