Former President Donald Trump’s legal team argued before a federal judge that Special Counsel Jack Smith and his office’s prosecutors ought to face severe sanctions and perhaps contempt for continuing to file case documents despite the judge’s stay order.
After Trump appealed Judge Tanya Chutkan’s decision rejecting his assertions that presidential immunity shields him from prosecution, the judge presiding over the election subversion case in Washington, DC, placed a stay on the proceedings, CNN reported.
“The Stay Order is clear, straightforward, and unambiguous. All substantive proceedings in this Court are halted,” Trump’s attorneys wrote. “Despite this clarity, the prosecutors began violating the Stay almost immediately.”