Former President Donald Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, celebrated Special counsel Jack Smith’s Supreme Court defeat, saying she is pleased with the decision.
Smith indicted the former president in connection to the January 6 protest. However, Trump and his legal team are arguing that the former president’s actions on Jan. 6, 2020 were protected under presidential immunity.
United States District Judge Tanya Chutkan rejected Trump’s argument, forcing the former president to appeal Chutkan’s ruling to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Smith, who many legal experts have accused of rushing to get a conviction before the 2024 election, took the case directly to the Supreme Court.
Question: Is it possible that Jack Smith is rushing the question of Trump's presidential immunity so that he can close his cases before it's determined that Jack Smith isn't a legitimate Special Counsel? pic.twitter.com/tUJLzlZmHu
— Wendy Patterson (@wendyp4545) December 22, 2023
The Supreme Court denied Smith’s request, sending the case back to the D.C. Appeals Court.
Jack Smith: “I want the Supreme Court to give me a quick answer to moving up a trial date for Trump!”
Supreme Court: “A quick answer?”
Jack Smith: “Yes”
Supreme Court: “Okay. The quick answer is ‘No’”
Jack Smith: 🤡
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) December 22, 2023
Habba on Friday told Fox News that she is pleased with the Supreme Court and that it restored her faith in her profession.
“The Supreme Court saw through this,” Habba said. “There was no urgent application necessary by Jack Smith. He was trying to usurp the appellate division and go right up to the Supreme Court to have them hear issues of presidential immunity, which is an absolute immunity that presidents have for a very good reason. Frankly, they don’t have to have DAs and AGs come after them after their presidency in this political witch hunt, and the Supreme Court will today say that Jack Smith did not have reason to do so. He needed to stay the course, go through the normal procedures as everybody else, he had no urgency, and there was no dissent in the Supreme Court’s decisions. So, it was a very great day for team Trump, and we’ll keep pushing.”
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) December 22, 2023
Habba also reacted to the Colorado Supreme Court decision barring the former president from the state’s ballot. The court ruled that the former president engaged in an insurrection and should be kicked off Colorado’s ballot in 2024.
Jack Smith, at the order of the corrupt @JoeBiden regime, wants President Trump stuck in court on bogus charges when he should be campaigning.
It's wrong. The American people know it's wrong. Even Jack Smith knows it's wrong.
SCOTUS did the right thing by pumping the brakes on… pic.twitter.com/LekthdbmxL
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) December 23, 2023
Habba maintained that Trump did nothing wrong, adding that the January 6 protest will be the first insurrection without a weapon.
“When we go through the proceedings, it’ll show there was nothing done wrong and there’s issues with the election integrity and the president had reason for them to ask to look into it,” Habba said. “It would be the first insurrection without weapons.”