Jack Smith Informs Judge Cannon Of Trump’s ‘Egregious’ Act, Details Revealed Why

by Jessica

Former President Donald Trump’s approach to potential witnesses in the classified documents case has raised grave concerns for special counsel Jack Smith.

As reported by Raw Story on Wednesday, February 28, Smith conveyed these concerns to U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon in a detailed filing submitted on Wednesday.

In a detailed 23-page filing submitted on Wednesday, Smith urged the court to take measures to protect the identities of witnesses, citing Trump’s team’s reluctance to comply with proposed redactions.

Smith emphasized the minimal nature of the government’s redaction requests, asserting that many exhibits require more extensive redactions or complete sealing to safeguard the identities of potential witnesses and crucial portions of their testimony.

He highlighted the importance of keeping certain information outside the public realm, especially documents related to grand jury proceedings that remain under seal in the District of Columbia.

Of particular concern to Smith was what he described as an “egregious” example of Trump’s actions potentially endangering witnesses.

He pointed to a specific instance in Trump’s Motion to Dismiss for Prosecutorial Misconduct, where Trump falsely claimed that a former Archivist and a career civil servant conspired to initiate a criminal investigation into Trump’s missing records.

Smith argued that naming this witness in connection with Trump’s baseless allegations could recklessly expose them to harm without a valid reason.

To address these concerns, Smith requested the sealing or redaction of dozens of exhibits in the classified documents case.

He underscored the obligation of the government and the court to ensure the safety and security of witnesses, particularly in light of the threats and harassment individuals linked to the case have faced.

The filing comes amidst a backdrop of heightened tensions surrounding Trump’s legal battles, including the ongoing classified documents case.

The outcome of these proceedings has significant implications for the handling of sensitive information and the protection of witnesses’ identities.

As the court considers Smith’s request, the focus remains on upholding the integrity of the legal process and safeguarding the rights and safety of all individuals involved in the case.

The developments underscore the complexities and challenges inherent in navigating high-profile legal disputes involving classified information and potential witnesses.

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