Special Counsel Smith & Trump; still going at it

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Special counsel Jack Smith is not done with former President Donald Trump and his entourage, despite charging him with four criminal counts over his attempt to overthrow the 2020 election and more than three dozen other charges over his hoarding of classified documents in Florida.

The clash between the hard-driving prosecutor and the world’s most famous defendant escalated even further on Tuesday, as new details of Smith’s widening probe into election interference emerged. The special counsel is now looking at how money raised off baseless claims of voter fraud was used to fund attempts to breach voting equipment in several states won by President Joe Biden, CNN exclusively reported.

Smith later Tuesday rebuked the ex-president in a new court filing, accusing him of making daily statements that threatened to prejudice the jury pool in Washington – the latest sign of growing acrimony with Trump’s camp ahead of a trial scheduled for the day before Super Tuesday in March. The news underscored the highly unusual nature of a pending trial of a former president who is running to reclaim the White House – and the free speech questions involved in prosecuting the current GOP front-runner. It also raises questions about the way that Trump, due to his position, may be able to get away with commentary that would never be tolerated from a regular defendant.

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