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(37,165 posts)
Tue Oct 17, 2023, 12:18 AM Oct 2023

Soon as Trump said he'd appeal the gag order, Jack Smith added James Inman Pearce to his team.

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James Pearce has covered all appeals for the Jan 6 trials. With zero overturns on appeal by the DOJ so far, Pearce will handle Trump’s DC appeals.

Politico reports that appeals court judges raise doubts about the strength of the DOJ's 200+ obstruction convictions that aren't attached to any actual assault on police on Jan 6. We might see the SCOTUS take one of those appeals cases, and overturn one obstruction convictions, thus the rest of them, but being a layman, not a constitutional lawyer... anyway, all the Jan 6 obstruction counts were part of multiple law violations, so the DOJ overall conviction rate will still stand at 99%

Pearce comes out of the DOJ Criminal Division’s Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, provides expert legal and technical advice & training. He's a trial lawyer who provides prosecutors elite-level digital investigative analysis, advises on and litigates in support of the lawful collection of electronic evidence.

According to Neal Katyal, Trump and his legal team are going nowhere.

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Soon as Trump said he'd appeal the gag order, Jack Smith added James Inman Pearce to his team. (Original Post) ancianita Oct 2023 OP
K& big R#5 UTUSN Oct 2023 #1
The contrast of tfg lawyers and Jack's team, night and day. sheshe2 Oct 2023 #2
His lawyers are Trump stenographers.. agingdem Oct 2023 #3
I read a long thread on the court proceedings today. sheshe2 Oct 2023 #5
I also suspect Jack Smith brought James Pearce on board agingdem Oct 2023 #4
Oh my. sheshe2 Oct 2023 #6
Interesting. I like the way you think. ancianita Oct 2023 #7
Coach Smith has a DEEP bench. Mopar151 Oct 2023 #8
Amazing the quality of lawyers you can get if you actually pay them. Qutzupalotl Oct 2023 #9
KnR Hekate Oct 2023 #10
trump knows he's going to prison NJCher Oct 2023 #11


(8,128 posts)
3. His lawyers are Trump stenographers..
Tue Oct 17, 2023, 12:49 AM
Oct 2023

he dictates and they twist his verbal victim/hero vomit into something resembling a defense...there's reason why their briefs read like a Trump rally...


(85,103 posts)
5. I read a long thread on the court proceedings today.
Tue Oct 17, 2023, 01:12 AM
Oct 2023

Chutkan vs lawyer, question and answer. She was brilliant and they looked like bumbling fools.


(8,128 posts)
4. I also suspect Jack Smith brought James Pearce on board
Tue Oct 17, 2023, 01:08 AM
Oct 2023

because he's getting ready to go to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to remove Cannon as the judge overseeing the documents indictments...her bias and incompetence is obvious...


(37,165 posts)
7. Interesting. I like the way you think.
Tue Oct 17, 2023, 01:19 AM
Oct 2023

Pearce has only been in the DOJ for 11 years and might not be as strong as Smith with regard to writing appeals re judges, but his expertise re handling the documents themselves is his wheelhouse, for sure. So how he advises Smith on how she deals with national security documents will help Smith when he decides to appeal to the 11th.


(36,558 posts)
11. trump knows he's going to prison
Tue Oct 17, 2023, 03:06 AM
Oct 2023

If you've been watching his latest comments, he is doing one of two things:

a) slurring his words and showing his continuing inability to form any coherent thought. He was out of his mind in the first place, so I can't say he is out of his mind with worry, but one can see he is even more fragmented than usual.

b) framing himself as going to prison "if that's what it takes." Watch: he's playing the ultimate martyr. Thinks he's Nelson Mandela. He thinks he will be able to continue to foment unrest even if he is in prison.

Newsflash: not gonna' happen.

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