Special Counsel Jack Smith is reportedly preparing to hit President Donald Trump with upward of 45 new charges in the politically motivated classified documents case.
According to The Independent, insiders say Smith is poised to push additional charges because he is concerned that the Trump-appointed judge in the case may torpedo all efforts to date by the prosecution.
The outlet reported that Democrat President Joe Biden’s weaponized Department of Justice (DOJ) has hatched a plan to bring between 30 and 45 new charges against Trump in multiple districts.
The move seeks to move prosecutorial efforts out from under Judge Aileen Cannon.
New indictments may also include associates of President Trump, according to sources.
Any new charges would be part of a “superseding indictment” designed to bypass Smith’s current case.
They may be brought in Judge Cannon’s southern Florida district or in New Jersey, the site of discussions where President Trump was recorded allegedly discussing the documents under investigation.
The new charges could arrive “in the coming weeks.”
The report suggests Smith’s legal team is deeply concerned that Judge Cannon could offer indirect support for the president who appointed her.
She has previously sided with Trump with rulings related to the August 2022 search of his Mar-a-Lago compound by the FBI.
Cannon has also argued that Trump deserves “deferential treatment” from prosecutors given his status, according to the New York Daily News.
News of Smith’s backup plans comes the same day that the Miami grand jury which originally indicted Trump in the case is said to be reviewing new evidence against him and may be preparing to add additional counts as part of the case.
Susie Wiles, a top advisor to President Trump during his reelection campaign, is being targeted for charges as well based on evidence that she was allegedly shown a classified map by the former president in 2021.
Separate cases against Trump and his attorneys, including former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, are ongoing at the state and federal levels related to statements made following the outcomes of the 2020 election.
Since announcing his reelection campaign, Trump has benefited from an outpouring of support among Republican primary voters.
Many believe all charges against him are politically motivated, especially given that the DOJ is under the authority of Biden’s U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Political bias appears to have already been found at the DOJ during its prosecution of first son Hunter Biden.
The president’s son avoided charges of tax fraud.
However, as Slay News reported, the case was decided in multiple districts where U.S. attorneys have a history of donating to Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Whistleblowers with the Internal Revenue Service have claimed that the DOJ stymied their investigation into the president’s son.
The statements portend the possibility of a politically tainted case against President Biden’s top rival for the 2024 election.