Scandal Alert: Jack Smith Accused Of Election Interference

(Congressional Agenda) – Special Counsel Jack Smith is getting a taste of his own medicine as he’s now been slapped with an ethics complaint for allegedly trying to “unlawfully interfere in the 2024 presidential election.” Say, isn’t this the same kind of thing he’s trying to nail former President Donald Trump to the wall for? You know, the Good Book says you reap what you sow. Turns out that’s true. You can’t be a corrupt individual and think you’ll never have to answer for your actions. Sooner or later, you have to pay the piper.

“Republican New York Rep. Elise Stefanik filed the complaint with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Professional Responsibility, arguing Smith violated DOJ policy by seeking to expedite Trump’s trial to “influence the general election” and violated the district court’s stay on proceedings when he continued to file new material. Smith is prosecuting the classified documents and Jan. 6 cases against former President Donald Trump,” the Daily Caller noted.

“I write today to request an ethics investigation of Biden Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith for abusing the resources of the federal government to unlawfully interfere with the 2024 presidential election,” Stefanik penned in the letter. “Jack Smith’s multiple attempts to rush to trial the federal January 6th case against President Trump violated long-standing, explicit Justice Department policy.”

“Further, Jack Smith’s repeated violations of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia’s stay of proceedings are a lawless breach of trial ethics and lawyerly conduct,” Stefanik added.

Back in December 2023, Smith requested the Supreme Court take a look at Trump’s attempt to have the Jan. 6th case tossed out based on presidential immunity before allowing a lower court to weigh in on the matter. An attorney representing the former president was none too pleased with this request, which the justices shot down, saying that it reflected Smith’s “evident desire to schedule President Trump’s potential trial during the summer of 2024— at the height of the election season.”

“The Supreme Court considered Trump’s presidential immunity argument last week after the D.C. Circuit rejected his claims. Trump’s case is on hold at the district court until the Supreme Court issues a ruling. Judge Tanya Chutkan ruled in January that her stay order did not ‘unambiguously forbid’ the government from filing documents on suspended deadlines,” the Daily Caller reported.

“The basic function of a deadline is not to authorize a filing, but to time-limit it; correspondingly, the lifting of a deadline removes that time limit but does not necessarily bar the filing,” she remarked in her ruling.

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