Latest News - Donald Trump Wants Fani Willis Help To Defeat Jack Smith

Donald Trump Wants Fani Willis Help To Defeat Jack Smith

Donald Trump Wants Fani Willis Help To Defeat Jack Smith

Former President Donald Trump wants Fani Willis’s help to fight against charges imposed by Jack Smith in the 2020 election conspiracy case.

Here are the details of the news.

Donald Trump Wants Fani Willis Help To Defeat Jack Smith

The United States former President and the 2024 Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is reportedly hoping District Attorney Fani Willis to help him protect himself in relation to 2020 election conspiracy charges.

In August, Willis indicted the former President along with 18 other defendants for attempting to change the 2020 Presidential election result in Georgia in Trump’s favour.

While four defendants have pleaded guilty in the case, the former President has denied any wrongdoing in the case since his arraignment.

In August, special counsel Jack Smith brought an indictment against Trump, charging him with four felony counts for his efforts to overturn President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election in his favour, called Trump’s 2020 federal election subversion case in Washington.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Trump’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, who is representing him in the Georgia case, requested Willis to inquire from Smith whether he would share with them the discovery letters and evidence lists that Willis could show to the former President’s lawyers in the case.

Donald Trump Wants Fani Willis Help To Defeat Jack Smith
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Sadow said in a statement to the Journal-Constitution, “President Trump is seeking fair and reasonable means to protect his right to due process of law under the U.S. and Georgia Constitutions.”

“We are confident that securing access to relevant discovery contained in the files of the special counsel’s office in D.C. will further support President Trump’s defence and make clear his innocence in the Fulton County case,” added Sadow.

Sadow has also explained the request for the evidence in the three-page filing to Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, who is overseeing the case.

He wrote, “Trump is not currently seeking access to the actual D.C. discovery material; rather, he is seeking a practicable way to determine if any discovery material disclosed in the D.C. case is arguably relevant to our case.”

Trump’s request to see the evidence with Smith came after Willis requested the judge overseeing the case to issue a new protective order on November 14, barring any public release of crucial evidence in the case.

If the order is approved, it would restrict Trump’s lawyer’s freedom to view the evidence.

Besides the 2020 election conspiracy case, the former President faces two other indictments. One, brought about by Smith, is related to Trump’s illegal holding of classified documents at his residence, Mar-a-Lago, in Florida after he left the White House in 2021.

Second is the Hush money payment case by a Manhattan district attorney.

Despite his four criminal indictments, Trump has maintained his lead for the GOP nomination in the 2024 Presidential race.

 

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