Donald Trump’s legal team has come out swinging, filing a 52-page motion to have his 2020 election case tossed out in Washington D.C. Clearly not holding back, Trump’s lawyers are calling this an unprecedented attempt by prosecutor Jack Smith to criminalize politics and unjustly target an American president. And boy, do they have a point!
In their motion to dismiss, Trump’s legal team argues that all the so-called “criminal” acts in Trump’s alleged conspiracy to subvert the election were actually within the scope of his official duty to ensure the integrity of federal elections. I mean, come on, folks, doesn’t every president want to make sure our elections are fair and free from fraud?
Sure, Trump and his team have often criticized this case as politically motivated, but in their motion, they take the higher ground and invoke the power of the presidency. They argue that tweeting about election fraud and urging the Justice Department to investigate are nothing more than official acts within the President’s responsibilities. After all, we can’t have fraudulent elections tarnishing our democracy, can we?
Let’s talk about presidential immunity. Trump’s lawyers make a compelling case that exposing the President to criminal charges stemming from his official duties would have a chilling effect. If we allow his political opponents to prosecute him for decisions they simply dislike, it fundamentally impairs our system of government. Look, we may not always agree with everything Trump did, but we can’t deny that he was serving his country as President, and that should count for something.
Now, unfortunately, the odds of a favorable ruling seem low because the judge, Tanya Chutkan, is clearly a partisan who has refused to recuse herself despite evidence of her bias. It’s outrageous! How can we expect a fair trial when the person overseeing it has already made up her mind? And let’s not forget, Smith’s audacious request for a gag order is yet to be ruled on. What is he afraid of? Truth?
It’s not just about this election case, folks. Trump is fighting on multiple fronts. There’s a civil case in New York that could cripple him financially and he rightly calls it a continuation of the “greatest witch hunt of all time.” And let’s not forget the laughably bogus charges brought by Alvin Bragg for “hush money” payments. Seriously, can’t these people find something better to do?
In the end, Trump’s legal team may face an uphill battle, but they are fighting tooth and nail to protect the integrity of his presidency. We can’t allow the President to be hounded and persecuted for doing his job. Let’s hope justice prevails, and this politically motivated case gets tossed out for good.