During a conversation on “The Ben Shapiro Show,” former President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Jesse Binnall, highlighted the concerning actions of Justice Department special investigator Jack Smith, who recently brought forth another indictment against Trump. Binnall emphasized that Smith’s actions were endangering the integrity of the American justice system. The discussion with Shapiro delved into the implications of the charges and their potential consequences.
Shapiro, co-founder of The Daily Wire, voiced his apprehensions, noting the dangerous game being played by the Justice Department. He expressed concern over the spurious nature of the charges and their potential impact on the judicial system. He also drew attention to the precarious situation that might arise if the Supreme Court had to rule on such a matter, suggesting that even a ruling in Trump’s favor might delegitimize the high court in the eyes of the Left.
Binnall concurred with Shapiro’s assessment, highlighting the risk posed to the credibility of the American justice system due to Smith’s actions. He also speculated that Chief Justice John Roberts might be concerned about the implications for the judiciary’s reputation. Binnall lamented that these events could mark a sad chapter in American history, potentially leading to further division in the years to come.
The charges themselves were a topic of discussion, with both Binnall and Shapiro questioning their legal validity. Trump faces allegations of conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights. Shapiro expressed his worries about the consequences of such a case, particularly in terms of constitutional interpretation and issues like gerrymandering.
Binnall contended that Smith’s strategy seemed to rely on a presumption that prosecutors, especially those within the Department of Justice, favor the Washington, D.C., establishment. This, he suggested, could lead to selective use of prosecutorial discretion against Trump and his supporters, ultimately undermining the principles of justice and fairness.