Article originally appeared on thefederalist.com.
Trump-era Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark’s legal team filed a 39-page special plea in the Fulton County Superior Court on Tuesday demanding Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis dismiss her “massive and grotesque abuse of prosecutorial power” indictment against Clark over his First Amendment right to question the 2020 election due to a lack of personal jurisdiction.
“There is zero allegation or evidence that Mr. Clark directed any purposeful activity into the State of Georgia,” the lawyers wrote. “The inquiry ought to end there. But it gets worse: there are zero specific allegations or evidence that Mr. Clark agreed with any resident defendant to do anything. An arm-waving general and conclusory allegation that all defendants conspired to unlawfully overturn the 2020 election is not sufficient to meet the threshold due process requirements for establishing personal jurisdiction.”
Willis’ attempt to “punish a thought crime with the full penal and coercive power of the State” by indicting Clark, former President Donald Trump, and 17 others, Clark’s lawyers wrote, has forced the U.S. into a constitutional crisis unlike anything this nation has ever seen before.
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