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Legal Insurrection by  Mary Chastain 1/4/2024

“All substantive proceedings in this Court are halted. Despite this clarity, the prosecutors began violating the Stay almost immediately.”

President Donald Trump and his lawyers have asked U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who presides over his Jan 6. case, to hold Special Counsel Jack Smith and his team in contempt of court.

Trump claimed Smith continues to violate the stay order from Chutkan as courts determine if the former president has immunity.

On December 13, Chutkan ordered a stay of proceedings that would move the case forward until the courts above her decide if Trump has immunity.

“The Stay Order is clear, straightforward, and unambiguous,” wrote Trump’s lawyers. “All substantive proceedings in this Court are halted. Despite this clarity, the prosecutors began violating the Stay almost immediately.”

Smith “served thousands of pages of additional discovery, together with a purported draft exhibit list,” five days after Chutkan issued the stay.

Trump’s team asked Chutkan “to issue an order to show cause why the prosecutors should not be”:

    1. Held in contempt

    2. Required to immediately withdraw their MIL and improper productions

    3. Forbidden from submittingany further filing or production absent the Court’s express permission while the Stay Order is in effect

    4. Assessed monetary sanctions in the amount of President Trump’s reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in responding to the prosecutors’ improper productions and filings, including in litigating this Motion (collectively, the “Required Sanctions”)

More: https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/01/trump-wants-jack-smith-held-in-contempt-of-court-in-dc-criminal-case/