Claiming they “must research and address issues of extreme constitutional import that require careful analysis and briefing” before their fat slob client goes on trial for criminally conspiring to overturn the results of a free and fair election, disgraced former President Trump’s lawyers on Thursday asked DC Circuit Judge Tanya Chutkan for a 60-day extension to the October 9th deadline for them to submit further pretrial motions to claim immunity and accuse Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith’s team of misconduct. The MAGA lawyers indicated in their filing that Smith opposes any extension, probably correctly assuming that the assholes would just use the opening to try to buy more time to get the trial delayed as long as possible while Trump runs for reelection.
“Defense counsel advises that it requires the Requested Extension to finalize several of its expected motions, including, for example, motions to dismiss relating to executive immunity [lol], failure to state a claim, and improper conduct by the Special Counsel during the grand jury process and in charging decisions [emphasis theirs], motions for 17(c) subpoenas, potential motions to compel discovery, etc. Each of these motions will be extensive. Although counsel has been working diligently to meet the existing motion deadline, it is now clear that President Trump will require the Requested Extension to fully address the complex questions raised by the unique legal issues in this case. Additionally, President Trump believes that his pretrial motions will be more efficiently and appropriately considered sequentially and on a rolling basis – as all motions have thus far been considered – rather than in a single burst before an arbitrary motion deadline,” they wrote.
The “prosecutorial misconduct” one is new – to this case at least. The Mar-a-Lago documents case is the one where we have that really weak and lame attempt by Team Trump to turn an exchange between Walt Nauta’s lawyer Stan Woodward and DOJ prosecutor Jay Bratt over a judgeship Woodward was seeking into a thing. Would be hilarious if it was the same thing, like they would literally use that actual incident in the Florida case to try to claim it matters in DC.