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Judge Overseeing Trump’s Jan. 6 Case Rules Against Jack Smith

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A federal judge ruled against Jack Smith in the ‘election interference’ case against Donald Trump.

The judge restricted Smith’s actions after Trump’s legal team accused Smith of violating a stay order.

Trump’s team appealed to determine if he’s covered by presidential immunity.

The judge agreed with Trump’s team, restricting further substantive pretrial motions.

However, the judge refused to hold Smith and his prosecutors in contempt due to unclear restrictions.

“The court agrees … diligent defense counsel will need to conduct a preliminary review of each substantive motion the Government files in order to know whether they need to take further action. While that is not a major burden, it is a cognizable one,” Chutkan wrote.

“Accordingly, the court will adopt Defendant’s recommendation that the parties be forbidden from filing any further substantive pretrial motions without first seeking leave from the court,” she wrote.

“Any such motion for leave to file shall state whether the proposed motion is ancillary to the pending appeal and so requires a timely response or other action before the mandate is returned,” she added.

In a separate case, a judge removed Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from a 2020 election case over political bias and personal involvement with a special prosecutor.

“Any decision the district attorney makes about Senator Jones in connection with the grand jury investigation is necessarily infected by it,” Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ruled.

McBurney said the donation “added to the weight of the conflict created by the more extensive, direct, public and job-related campaign work the district attorney performed on behalf of candidate Bailey.”

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