An attorney for former President Donald Trump criticized the recent indictment announced by a special prosecutor Jack Smith against the former commander-in-chief. Jesse Binnall’s comments largely echoed those made by the former president and his campaign after his third indictment was announced.
Binall said that the special counsel “is putting the entire credibility of the American justice system, no matter what side wins, at what level, really in jeopardy here. You know, I can tell you, one person that is really sweating right now is [Supreme Court Chief Justice] John Roberts, you know, the chief justice who puts the credibility of the judiciary very, very high.”
Shapiro said that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was “playing a super dangerous game here, not only because the charges are spurious, but also because the charges are serious. There’s every possibility that because there’s a D.C. jury, President Trump is convicted on these charges, it gets appealed and ends up in the Supreme Court of the United States.”
The attorney added that he believed it was a “very, very sad day for the country and the rule of law.” He added that “we may look back at this time in history to say, oh boy, you remember back in 2023 when we were, you know, relatively united as a country compared to where we are in 2024 and 2025.”
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The attorney also added his belief that Smith’s strategy is based on the idea “that prosecutors favor the Washington D.C. establishment.” He said that it was “very unlikely that those prosecutors would ever bring a case on the other side; that prosecutorial discretion is something that is only used against Donald Trump and his supporters.”
Following the announcement of the indictment, the Trump campaign said that the new charges represented the “latest corrupt chapter in the continued pathetic attempt by the Biden Crime Family and their weaponized Department of Justice to interfere with the 2024 Presidential Election, in which President Trump is the undisputed frontrunner, and leading by substantial margins.”