Special Counsel Jack Smith aims to hinder President Trump from attributing the responsibility of the January 6 Capitol riot to provocateurs and covert operatives.

“Through public statements, filings and argument in hearings before the court, the defense has attempted to inject into this case partisan political attacks and irrelevant and prejudicial issues that have no place in a jury trial,” Jack Smith’s 20-page filing said.

“Although the court can recognize these efforts for what they are and disregard them, the jury — if subjected to them — may not. The court should not permit the defendant to turn the courtroom into a forum in which he propagates irrelevant disinformation, and should reject his attempt to inject politics into this proceeding,” Smith wrote according to the court filing.

The trial date for Jack Smith’s January 6 case, involving Trump, has been set for March 4, 2024, due to allegations of election interference. Nevertheless, the pretrial proceedings have been temporarily suspended as Trump presents his immunity argument in the appellate court.

The oral arguments for Trump’s immunity claims will commence on January 9 in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Despite Judge Chutkan’s order to halt the case until a ruling is made on Trump’s immunity argument, Jack Smith disregarded it and proceeded to file the motion on Wednesday.