Twenty-two states back Trump’s plea to delay Jan. 6 trial

Nearly half of America’s state attorneys general today joined with former President Donald Trump in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his Washington, D.C., trial on Jan. 6 charges until the high court rules on his presidential immunity case.

In an 18-page brief, the officials argued that special counsel Jack Smith is trying to speed up his case in hopes that a guilty finding will derail Trump’s campaign to win back the White House and keep President Joe Biden in office.

“The sudden urgency has invited public speculation that this case has an improper purpose — to influence the 2024 election,” the attorneys general said, adding that they “represent millions of Americans, many of whom worry that the timing of this prosecution was calculated to silence or to imprison President Biden’s political rival.”

It was signed by the attorneys general of Alabama, Alaska, Florida,
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