'Go Jack go!' Jack Smith hailed as he dismantles Trump's motion to dismiss classified documents case

'Go Jack go!' Jack Smith hailed as he dismantles Trump's motion to dismiss classified documents case
Donald Trump's attorneys moved to dismiss the classified docs case against him but Jack Smith has refuted their claims, stating that there was no misconduct and no pre-indictment delay (Getty Images)

FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA: On Tuesday, May 21, Special Counsel Jack Smith issued a legal response after former President Donald Trump's legal team attempted to dismiss the classified documents case.

Trump's attorneys submitted a 25-page court filing alleging prosecutorial misconduct and violations of due process.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media after his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments at Manhattan Criminal Court on May 20, 2024 in New York City. Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first of his criminal cases to go to trial. (Photo by Mark Peterson - Pool/Getty Images)
The 25-page court filing by Trump's legal team alleges prosecutorial misconduct and due process violations aaginst the former President (Mark Peterson - Pool/Getty Images)

They contended that the Biden administration and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) inappropriately collaborated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI to target the 2024 presumptive GOP nominee, asserting that this collaboration breached the Presidential Records Act and Trump's due process rights.

Jack Smith counters allegations

Special Counsel Jack Smith shot back at the allegations on the same day with a 29-page court filing from his side, per Raw Story.

"This case has been investigated and prosecuted in full compliance with all applicable constitutional provisions, statutes, rules, regulations, and policies," he wrote. "There has been no prosecutorial misconduct, and his motion should be denied."

Smith denied the allegation that NARA and the DOJ collaborated in bad faith.

Special Counsel Jack Smith delivers remarks on a recently unsealed indictment including four felony counts against former U.S. President Donald Trump at the Justice Department on August 1, 2023, in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Special Counsel Jack Smith refuted the claims of Trump's lawyers in a 29-page court filing, explaining that NARA and the DOJ collaborated within their legal obligations (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

He clarified that NARA's interactions with the DOJ were within their legal obligations and were not related to a criminal investigation.

The response also rejected claims of delay before indictment. Smith argued that the time taken was necessary for a comprehensive investigation and was not intended to gain a strategic advantage over Trump.

Concerning the grand jury process, Smith stated that there was no misappropriation in presenting evidence to a grand jury in the District of Columbia instead of Florida, as the investigation covered multiple districts and activities in both locations.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 11: Former U.S. President Donald Trump exits the courtroom for a break during his civil fraud trial at New York Supreme Court on January 11, 2024 in New York City. Trump won't make his own closing arguments after his lawyers objected to Judge Arthur Engoron's insistence that Trump stay within the bounds of
Special Counsel Jack Smith further claimed that the time taken was necessary for a comprehensive investigation and was not intended to gain a tactical upper hand over Donald Trump (Michael M Santiago/Getty Images)

Politico's Kyle Cheney highlighted that Smith's filing claimed that additional classified documents were discovered at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence after an FBI search had been conducted.

"Trump’s motion should be denied," Smith concluded. "As set forth in the Government’s response to the defendants’ hearing requests, no hearing is necessary before doing so."

It was not immediately obvious whether US District Judge Aileen Cannon would arrange a hearing on the motion to dismiss.

Internet hails Jack Smith as he responds to Trump's motion

One person commented, "It seems all that Dementia Don’s lawyers do is move to dismiss filings."

Another said, "Go Jack Go! Go get rid of that Rabid barker!"

Someone else wrote, "This is typical Trump tactics. His lawyers will just fill the docket with BS red tape to try and delay as long as possible. This has worked well for him with many of the civil suits he's faced from contractors he stiffed. He just waits them out until they run out of money. This won't work on a criminal trial, but because of his narcissism, Trump already believes he knows everything and he keeps trying the same old strategies that worked for him in the past. This is a whole new ball game and Trump isn't up on how the game is played."

One person remarked, "That’s how to do it Jack Smith! Now don’t let off. Keep your foot on the orange blob. If you let up for even a second, he might slither away."

Another claimed, "I should be gobsmacked at the stupid, but I'm not; it makes sense when viewed through the lens of desperation."

Someone else commented, "This is about Espionage. F**k 'em, Prosecute!"

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