Fmr. DOJ Insider: Trump Trial Will Be 'Lengthy' — Refutes Special Counsel Jack Smith's Boast Of A 'Speedy' Trial

Special Counsel Jack Smith, who leathe Biden administration's prosecution of 45th President and Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, boasted Friday of a "speedy" trial. However, legal experts have refuted Smith's claim saying we can expect the legal saga to be a 'lengthy' one.

During a Wednesday arraignment, as reported by the DC Enquirer, Trump plead not guilty to the litany of 37 counts against him related to his alleged mishandling of reportedly classified documents seized in an illegal search of his Mar-A-Lago residence in August. Smith claimed that the trial "will be speedy" and that the Department of Justice has "one set of laws in this country" and "they apply to everyone," according to The Post Millennial.
  Contrary to Smith's assertions, Stephanie Siegmann, the former chief of national security at the US Attorney's Office in Boston, told Reuters, that cases pertaining to classified documentation the processes, such as discovery, can take over a year. Further delays could occur due to the case's complexities, the legal challenges the Trump legal team is sure to levy, and the manner in which U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon, herself a Trump appointee manages the schedule.

Siegmann warned,
 

"In every case that I had involving classified information, we never had a speedy trial," explaining "This case will be designated complex because it involves classified information,"

Defense Attorney Mark Zaid told the outlet that the pledge from Smith of a "speedy" trial does make sense, "But that was just wishful thinking. The reality is the Trump team will be controlling much of the timing of the litigation."

Even publicly disgraced former FBI Agent Peter Stzok tweeted, "There is almost no way Trump's trial begins before the end of the year."

Jonathan Turley, the Shapiro Chair of Public Interest Law at George Washington University and a well-known criminal defense attorney and columnist in his own right opined in a tweet, "The most important aspect of these initial challenges may be the delay that they will cause. Smith wants a speedy trial for a reason, but even if he can get through these challenges, Trump's litigation schedule may make a pre-election trial even more difficult."
 
Turley also pointed out "an ironic element to the pile-on in these cases." Observing that "With cases in New York (2), Miami, and one expected in Georgia, Trump's dance card is filling up fast. While federal cases are often given priority, the multiple fronts could reduce the window for the federal trial." Colloquially this is referred to as 'stepping on your own...[checks content guidelines]... feet,' (yeah, 'feet' we'll go with that.)

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