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Judge Chutkan Pauses Trump DC Case Amid Dispute Over Immunity Argument

by Erica Carlin

In September, former US President Donald Trump was charged with four counts in Jack Smith’s case concerning the events of January 6 in Washington D.C.: Conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.

After Obama-appointed Judge Tanya Chutkan paused this case amidst a dispute over Trump’s immunity argument, his lawyers filed a response to Smith’s demand for expedited appeal at the DC Circuit Court of Appeals (separate from the response to Smith’s appeal to SCOTUS).

It appears Jack Smith’s March 4 trial date got blown out!

“Chutkan just admitted the pretrial calendar is suspended,” Julie Kelly said. “This March trial date is all but gone.”

CBS News reported:

The federal judge overseeing former President Donald Trump’s case involving the 2020 election has agreed to temporarily pause proceedings while Trump appeals a decision over whether he is entitled to broad immunity from criminal prosecution.

In a brief order Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan largely granted Trump’s request to halt the proceedings while he pursues his appeal. Chutkan said Trump’s appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means she must automatically stay further proceedings that would move the case toward trial.

Chutkan wrote that Trump’s move gives the higher court jurisdiction over the case. She noted that if the case is returned to her she will consider “whether to retain or continue the dates of any still-future deadlines and proceedings, including the trial scheduled for March 4.” The case would return to her if Trump’s immunity claim is ultimately rejected, allowing the prosecution to move forward.

Jack Smith requested that the Supreme Court swiftly rule on Trump’s immunity claims.The Supreme Court signaled that it would grant Jack Smith’s request for expedited consideration in a brief order.

“The court’s brief order did not signal what it ultimately would do.” – the AP reported.

The Supreme Court has mandated that President Trump’s legal representatives must submit a response by December 20th. They will reconvene on January 5th, 2024 to review the submitted material.

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amour December 15, 2023 - 4:21 pm

This sham trial has got to e dismissed its all falsehoods. Yet with evidence , aplethora of evidence against Bidens dealings ands nmothing gets done.! 2 tier system has got to be stopped.!

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