Think about this reasoning. His counsel didn't accept the judgment of the Ethics Committee way back when. Does that mean that If the defense attorney doesn't accept the verdict of the court then the verdict is moot?
And the chutzpah involved in the "smear tactic" defense is breathtaking. Do Republicans use this same tactic when pulled over for speeding?
"Well you know officer, your radar gun says I was speeding, but I say I was going under the speed limit. I don't accept the evidence of your radar gun, because I suspect it was built by Democrats, and so this attempt to pull me over for speeding is a classical political smear job."