Report: Trump team files motions to dismiss federal case in D.C.

by Summer Lane

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President Trump’s legal team has filed a handful of separate motions to dismiss or limit the case that has been brought against him with the federal charges centered on the events of Jan. 6, alleging political persecution at the behest of the Biden-controlled DOJ, according to The New York Times.

That case, which is being overseen by U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan, was brought against Trump earlier this year, clocking in at one of four major indictments that the president faced in just a few months.

According to the NYT, Trump lawyers argued in their filings that the Biden DOJ was selectively prosecuting the president and that Special Counsel Jack Smith had failed to prove three counts of conspiracy in the case.

The president has been personally outspoken about what he believes is the root cause of the many indictments he is facing, often referring to the legal battles as “election interference.”

Last week, Trump told supporters in Clive, Iowa, that he was willing to “go to jail” in the name of restoring American freedom and equal justice. In the same speech, he slammed Joe Biden and accused him of weaponizing the legal system.

As reported by RSBN, Trump was slapped with a partial gag order by Judge Chutkan in the D.C. case, and in Iowa, the president openly addressed the order, scorching it as “unconstitutional.”

Per The Hill, Judge Chutkan temporarily paused the gag order last week as the president’s legal team filed an appeal of the decision. The president, of course, is challenging the constitutionality of the gag order, arguing that it handicaps his First Amendment rights.

In Iowa, Trump explained his rationale, “They think the only way they can catch me [in the polls] is to stop me from speaking.”

In an official statement from MAGA Inc., the Trump team broke down the separate motions to dismiss, linking to each filing and its argument, including allegations of prosecutorial double jeopardy, a violation of the Fair Notice Doctrine and Due Process Clause, and “Selective and Vindictive Prosecution.”

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