Jan 6 Protester’s Supreme Court Case Could Derail Jack Smith’s Trump Prosecution

A Supreme Court case involving a January 6 protester could blow up Special Counsel Jack Smith’s entire prosecution of President Donald Trump, legal experts have revealed.

The case of Fischer v. United States has been overshadowed by a separate controversy concerning Trump’s claim of presidential immunity.

Trump’s own claim could also head to the high court soon.

However, the Supreme Court is already slated to indirectly weigh some of the charges against Trump when it hears Fischer on April 16.

Defendant Joseph Fischer is one of the hundreds of Trump supporters charged with obstruction of an official proceeding.

The charge is the same criminal statute cited in two out of the four counts against Trump.

A federal judge ruled in favor of Fischer, finding Democrat President Joe Biden’s Justice Department stretched the obstruction law beyond its intended purpose.

U.S. district judge Carl Nichols ironically cited past comments from then-Senator Joe Biden to argue that the obstruction law was really about making it a crime to shred documents in the aftermath of the Enron scandal.

An appeals court reversed Nichols’ ruling, setting up the Supreme Court battle.

Now, there is a significant possibility that the Supreme Court may strike down at least half of the case against Trump.

The SCOTUS may strike it down by rejecting the Justice Department’s expansive interpretation of the obstruction charge.

Legal analyst Jeffrey Rosen told CNN the court could drive a “stake in the heart” of Smith’s case.

“If they throw those out, that’s going to be a stake in the heart of the Jack Smith case.

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“It won’t prevent it, but it’ll make it much harder to pursue.”

Smith’s trial plans have already been placed in jeopardy by the separate controversy involving Trump’s presidential immunity claim.

The Supreme Court’s handling of that matter could potentially push the trial past the election, even if Trump loses on the merits.

Smith has pointed to a vague public interest in a timely prosecution.

However, he has been reluctant to say what everyone is thinking – that Smith and the Democrats want a Trump conviction before Election Day.

In a dramatic filing last week, Smith desperately urged the court to move ahead quickly.

He described Trump’s alleged crime as a strike “at the heart of our democracy” – a line straight out of the Democrats’ playbook.

Meanwhile, Trump has said the shoe is on the other foot.

Trump is blasting Smith as an unhinged partisan who is weaponizing law enforcement to secure Biden’s re-election.

It’s impossible to present an honest argument to dispute Trump’s view.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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