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BlazeTV host Mark Levin detailed Thursday evening how former President Donald Trump's attorneys should handle the legal warfare presently being waged against their client by the Biden Department of Justice in the person of special counsel Jack Smith.
This morning, Trump indicated he would pursue Levin's proposed strategy, leaving some to conclude that the conservative commentator was the Republican front-runner's de facto legal counsel.
Levin, a former DOJ chief of staff and the author of the forthcoming book "The Democrat Party Hates America," addressed Trump's legal team in a Twitter post wherein he first described the nature of the indictments, then highlighted where legal armor could be found.
Levin suggested that the timing of the indictments, together with the special counsel's insistence that the charges be quickly adjudicated, suggests the Biden DOJ is looking to exert "maximum influence on the election," in part by sapping Trump's campaign funds and time.
The Associated Press indicated that Trump may have spent upwards of $40 million on legal fees already this year.
"These indictments are being used as political weapons," wrote Levin, adding that the charges "should have been filed AFTER the election, as there was no possibility the statute of limitations would run on any of them."
Whereas the Biden DOJ let the statute of limitations run out in the Hunter Biden tax case, Levin has noted there is no such issue in the Trump cases, meaning there is no urgency to pursue these cases prior to the election besides that perceived by partisans keen to cling to power.
"It is not something that should left to various district courts or local courts to sort out in the course of regular judicial proceedings," the BlazeTV host continued. "In fact, that is part of the intended strategy by the prosecutors who are engaged in this assault on our electoral system."
Rather than get bogged down dealing with middling activists and/or reward the prosecutors "for their treachery and exploitation of the legal system and the courts," Levin claimed that Trump should instead "seek an emergency hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court."
Levin stressed that the only constitutional body left that can do something about this "unprecedented legal warfare" is the Supreme Court of the United States.
While doing so might not resolve the legal disputes, it would serve to "at least temporarily halt the abomination of this legal warfare that is unfolding in front of us."
Friday morning, Trump agreed, echoing Levin in a Truth Social post.
"My political opponent has hit me with a barrage of weak lawsuits, including D.A., A.G., and others, which require massive amounts of my time & money to adjudicate," wrote Trump. "Resources that would have gone into Ads and Rallies, will now have to be spent fighting these Radical Left Thugs in numerous courts throughout the Country."
Recognizing "this is not a level playing field," Trump stated, "It is Election Interference, & the Supreme Court must intercede. MAGA!"
Following Trump's apparent recognition that the top court was the best way forward, Levin returned to Twitter with a road map.
Levin indicated that it may be prudent for Trump's "attorneys in the Florida document case to appeal the lower court's ruling for a trial start date in May to the circuit court making, in part, the arguments I discussed on air last night and below on this site."
Accordingly, Trump's legal team would make an emergency appeal to the circuit court "since what's being raised is the government's efforts in using the courts and the judicial process as tools to deny Trump his constitutional right to effectively defend himself and his freedom, and conduct his campaign for president at the same time."
Levin suggested an appeal Florida because the D.C. judges "are political activists who have rubber stamped everything the DOJ and Garland-Smith have sought," whereas Trump's lawyers might get a fairer shake in the Sunshine State.
TheBlaze previously reported that the federal judge assigned to former President Donald Trump's criminal case in D.C., Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, is a leftist Obama appointee whose history of ruthlessly hammering Jan. 6 defendants, fighting the Trump administration, and rubbing shoulders with Biden donors might be of some concern for the Democratic incumbent's top political rival.
Looking beyond the election, Levin noted that if sworn into office, Trump should pardon himself "from everything Biden-Garland-Smith are throwing at him during the course of this campaign" — not just the federal crimes, but state and local prosecutors' charges as well by way of asserting the Supremacy Clause.
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Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.