Smith speaks out: Four times Trump special counsel took his case public as deadline to prosecute draws near

Special counsel Jack Smith is prosecuting former President Donald Trump on various charges in two cases before federal courts, but several times, he has made his case to the public rather than just the court.

Smith is leading cases against Trump on the alleged mishandling of classified documents (in a Florida federal court) and on alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election (in a Washington, D.C., federal court). As the two cases continue to press forward in tandem with the looming presidential election, here are four recent times Smith’s filings have been a message to the court and the public.

April 8, 2024: ‘Framers never endorsed criminal immunity’

Smith’s Monday filing to the Supreme Court, for the case in which Trump is claiming that he has presidential immunity against Smith’s 2020 election subversion
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