The White House on Tuesday maintained silence on Trump’s landmark indictment.
Biden, who is seeking re-election next year, continued his beach vacation in Delaware, having dinner with First Lady Jill Biden before watching the film “Oppenheimer.”
Meanwhile, Trump’s campaign issued a strongly worded statement, comparing his prosecution to “Nazi Germany in the 1930s” and saying that he had followed the “advice of several highly accomplished lawyers”—who were involved in the trial. There is one possible line of defense.
The indictment mentions six co-conspirators but has not identified any and Trump, who is to be arraigned on Thursday, is the only named defendant.
The case is expected to be heard by US District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan, appointed by former Democratic President Barack Obama.
Smith said he is seeking an “expeditious hearing”.