Elise Stefanik Accuses Special Counsel Jack Smith Of Election Interference

By Mike Fishmore | May 10, 2024

Filing motions

Rep. Elise Stefanik filed an ethics complaint against Special Counsel Jack Smith with the DOJ, accusing him of attempting to expedite the trial in the election interference case against Trump before the 2022 midterms. 
 

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Stefanik argued Smith's team improperly continued filing motions while the case was stayed pending an immunity appeal. A judge declined to hold Smith in contempt but limited further filings. 
 

DOJ policies

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Stefanik said Smith's actions violated DOJ policies and brought disrepute to the department. Smith “has sought to accelerate his illegal prosecution of President Trump for the clear (if unstated) purpose of trying him before the November election,” Stefanik stated, noting that the DOJ’s “own policies clearly prohibit Smith from doing so.”