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Special counsel seeks to limit ‘political’ issues at Trump trial

Posted on AllSides December 27th, 2023
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Federal prosecutors in Washington asked a judge to prevent Donald Trump from bringing up “partisan political attacks and irrelevant and prejudicial issues” during a trial on charges tied to his effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Special Counsel John L. “Jack” Smith filed a motion Wednesday that would limit what the former president and leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination could argue when the case goes to trial.

“Much as the defendant would like it otherwise, this trial should be about the facts and the law, not politics,”...

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