(PartiallyPolitics.com) – During a Sunday segment on MSNBC, Jen Psaki expressed her astonishment when network legal analyst Neal Katyal revealed he was deeply concerned about the postponement in the trial concerning Donald Trump’s involvement in the events of January 6.
In a conversation regarding the potential start of Trump’s trial in the summer months and its conclusion before the upcoming election, Psaki turned to legal experts Neal Katyal and Andrew Weissman for insights. Katyal expressed his expectation that an appeal of such significance, given the public interest involved, would have been resolved by now.
Highlighting the urgency of the situation, Katyal stated, “Given the enormity of the case, it ought to be expedited,” according to a segment highlighted by Mediaite.
Reaching a point of significant concern, Katyal admitted, “To echo your earlier words, Jen, I’ve reached the ‘freakout stage.’ I’ve been hesitant to say this, but the situation has escalated.”
Psaki noted Katyal’s usual composure and underscored the gravity of his concern.
Katyal emphasized the critical need for swift justice, arguing, “The delay in justice, in this case, amounts to a denial of justice. It’s crucial for the American public to be informed about the legal standing of a presidential candidate before casting their votes.”
He argued the case against Trump was straightforward, noting the lack of scholarly support for Trump’s claim to presidential immunity in this matter.
Katyal expressed frustration over the inexplicable delays by the appellate court, voicing concerns that these could push the trial beyond June and possibly involve the Supreme Court, further prolonging the process.
The trial, part of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into the 2020 election interference, has been indefinitely delayed, with Judge Tanya Chutkan of the Washington, D.C. federal court postponing the initially scheduled March 4 trial date until further notice.
The appellate court is currently reviewing Trump’s assertion of immunity for actions taken while in office, with a decision pending that could eventually be reviewed by the Supreme Court.
Weissman, another MSNBC legal analyst, concurred with Katyal, criticizing the federal judiciary’s handling of the case and its implications for the electorate, particularly pointing out the slow progress in related judicial proceedings.
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