CNN legal analyst surprised to learn on the air he's cited by Trump team in Supreme Court appeal: 'I am?'

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CNN ineligible expert Elie Honig was amazed to observe his remark astir Special Counsel Jack Smith was cited by Donald Trump's ineligible squad successful their emergency entreaty to nan Supreme Court connected Monday.

Former President Trump is asking nan Supreme Court to widen nan hold successful nan proceedings stemming from Special Counsel Jack Smith’s 2020 predetermination interference case, arguing that he has statesmanlike immunity to protect him from prosecution.

On CNN Monday night, Honig was asked if he was amazed astir being quoted successful nan brief.

"I‘m learning that correct now," Honig admitted earlier remarking, "I fearfulness what they quoted maine on."

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The legal analyst said he had publication nan little "quickly" but had missed that he was mentioned successful it. 

"The Source" big Kaitlan Collins informed him that he was quoted successful a footnote successful nan appeal.

"They mention —Well, it’s successful a footnote, but they mention thing you wrote, which is that Jack Smith 'never uses nan E word,'" [Election],'" Collins relayed successful a clip flagged by Mediaite.

Honig, a erstwhile national prosecutor, has been captious of Smith's attack to prosecute Trump earlier nan November election.

He confessed he was "dubious" that nan typical counsel's motives were free from politics.

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"It’s clear to everyone," he said. "My disapproval of Jack Smith is evidently he‘s pushing to get this successful before nan election. I deliberation for bully reason, but there‘s a level of disingenuousness successful his refusal to opportunity that‘s why."

Smith "should conscionable opportunity what we each cognize and opportunity what nan immense mostly of American group understand to judge is," he insisted.

In December, Honig argued connected CNN that Smith would ne'er beryllium caught "uttering nan ‘E’ word, election," successful defending his lawsuit against Trump.

"Jack Smith won an statement connected immunity successful nan territory tribunal and past correct to nan Supreme court, I deliberation a correct move, I deliberation nan smart move. The only logic you inquire nan Supreme Court to do that connected an expedited basis, is if you're racing against nan clock. And Jack Smith is intelligibly doing that here," he commented. 

On Tuesday, nan Supreme Court gave Smith a one-week deadline to respond to Trump's petition to hold nan trial.

Smith charged nan erstwhile president pinch conspiracy to defraud nan United States; conspiracy to obstruct an charismatic proceeding; obstruction of and effort to obstruct an charismatic proceeding; and conspiracy against rights. Those charges stemmed from Smith’s investigation into whether Trump was progressive successful nan Capitol riot connected Jan. 6, 2021, and immoderate alleged interference successful nan 2020 predetermination result.

Trump pleaded not blameworthy to each charges successful August 2023.

Fox News' Brooke Singman, Bill Mears and Shannon Bream contributed to this report.