(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Sunday, Special counsel Jack Smith filed a motion pushing for the right to respond to the recent demands made by the legal team of former President Donald Trump who argued that they would like the trial against Trump to be televised. Previously when asked the defendant’s legal team had argued that they did not have a position on this topic.
Smith pointed out in the two-page motion for leave to file that originally when the government had attempted to get an answer on what the stance of the defense was on the media organization’s application for a televised trial, his counsel had suggested that he did not have a position on this. He added that this was also reported to the court.
However, Smith noted that the defendant has now changed his stance and has gone ahead with a filing in support of the application. In the filing, Smith argued that the defense’s legal team had attacked the prosecution over their objection to having cameras in the courtroom.
Still, in the filing, Smith notes that the response given by the defense did not engage with the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure or present any case law that was applicable to this case. Instead, the filing was full of claims regarding the administration and conduct in Trump’s criminal case. Smith added that the government was calling to be given the request to respond to the filing made by the defense. He further noted that their proposed response is four pages long and it is ready to be submitted upon the court’s instruction.
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