Special counsel’s filing seeks to bar Trump from blaming others for Jan. 6 Capitol attack (UPI)

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    Special counsel’s filing seeks to bar Trump from blaming others for Jan. 6 Capitol attack – By Doug Cunningham (UPI) / Dec 27, 2023

    Dec. 27 (UPI) — Special Counsel Jack Smith said Wednesday that former President Donald Trump should be barred at trial from making irrelevant claims that blame others for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

    Smith’s filing in the Trump 2020 election conspiracy case said that throughout the litigation “the defendant has sought to blame others for the attack on the Capitol for which he is responsible, including law enforcement, military forces, unidentified secret agents, and foreign influence. The defendant should be precluded from introducing within the courtroom the disinformation he has propagated outside of it.”

    The Smith legal filing said among those Trump has signaled an intention to blame for the Jan. 6 mob’s attack on the U.S. Capitol — instigated to block the peaceful transfer of presidential power — are the Capitol Police, National Guard and the district’s mayor.

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