Trump’s lawyers want special counsel Jack Smith held in contempt in 2020 election interference case

Former President Donald Trump speaks during a commit to caucus rally, Dec. 13, 2023, in Coralville, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on Thursday pressed to have special counsel Jack Smith’s team held in contempt, saying the prosecutors had taken steps to advance the 2020 election interference case against him in violation of a judge’s order last month that temporarily put the case on hold.