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Sun Feb 11, 2024, 03:32 PM Feb 11

Trump gets access to sealed documents on witness threats in Mar-a-Lago case [View all]

Source: The Guardian

Special counsel prosecutors have produced to Donald Trump a sealed exhibit about threats to a potential trial witness after the federal judge overseeing his prosecution for retaining classified documents ordered the exhibit turned over despite the prosecutors’ objections, a person familiar with the matter said.
The prosecutors complied with the order before a Saturday deadline without seeking a challenge – though the justice department would typically be loath to disclose details of an ongoing investigation, especially as it relates to the primary defendant in this case, legal experts said.

The justice department may have decided it was not appealing the order because the exhibit itself is part of a motion from prosecutors asking the judge to reconsider two earlier rulings that would have the effect of making public the identities of dozens of other witnesses who could testify against Trump.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/11/trump-mar-a-lago-case-witness-threats-sealed-exhibit

Not good. Trump's lawyers are almost as criminal as he is. Cannon has a lot to answer for. Maybe blood, in the future, or more witness intimidation.
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This is scary. What's being allowed to happen BlueKota Feb 11 #1
Yes. I mean WTF! ananda Feb 11 #9
Different order. See post 15 onenote Feb 11 #21
It is bizarre considering how Florida goes out of its way to shut down public records Baitball Blogger Feb 11 #27
Witnesses will be scarce in the future if there is no protection. Deuxcents Feb 11 #2
With this, witnesses would be crazy to testify. slightlv Feb 11 #3
And why aren't multiple US media sources talking about this? Good for The Guardian. pnwmom Feb 11 #4
To the extent US media sources have discussed this, they've screwed it up as did the Guardian. onenote Feb 11 #22
Thank you. That makes me less upset! BlueKota Feb 11 #23
The OP's article was talking about sharing info about THREATS to a WITNESS pnwmom Feb 11 #33
Apparently Smith doesn't share your level of concern or he would have withdrawn the exhibit rather than disclose it. onenote Feb 12 #44
Again, this story wasn't about witness lists. This story was about DOJ asking the judge to keep under seal pnwmom Feb 12 #45
I was responding to your statement that you "think there is good reason to be concerned " onenote Feb 12 #46
I don't see the contradiction between the Guardian's piece and what you're saying. pnwmom Feb 11 #28
Thank you for clearing this up MustLoveBeagles Feb 12 #41
They're too busy with Hur's Bettie Feb 11 #32
I like the Guardian, but could this be news from yesterday slightlv Feb 11 #5
You can bet Trump or someone he orders to will try to intimidate the witnesses in some way and if that happens the cstanleytech Feb 11 #6
I just read this article and found it confusing. Will re-read tonight when house is quiet. riversedge Feb 11 #7
This contradicts other reports saying Cannon issued a stay of her order. Nt Fiendish Thingy Feb 11 #8
Thanks.. where did you see that? Would there be any links? Cha Feb 11 #11
Somebody posted it here on DU. Nt Fiendish Thingy Feb 11 #12
OK.. I just googled and the only source Cha Feb 11 #16
Here's a previous article I can find: muriel_volestrangler Feb 11 #13
No contradiction. There are two orders. One was stayed. The other wasn't even challenged by Smith. onenote Feb 11 #15
Thank you Fiendish Thingy Feb 11 #18
No. The second order resulted in Trump getting access to the Exhibit to Smith's Motion for Reconsideration onenote Feb 11 #20
And we know blabbermouth gonna blab GreenWave Feb 11 #10
As I expected. Smith wasn't going to prevail in keeping the exhibit from Trump. onenote Feb 11 #14
Can i ask, Does TFG and lawyers actually have hands on access right now? bluestarone Feb 11 #17
I think you are confusing two different orders. onenote Feb 11 #19
TY Your last sentence has me worried. (should i be?) bluestarone Feb 11 #25
They've had it awhile without releasing it and if that was their plan onenote Feb 11 #35
I think Cannon's action is inappropriate HariSeldon Feb 11 #34
Couple of responses onenote Feb 11 #36
There was no appeal filed to challenge Judge Cannon's order last night LetMyPeopleVote Feb 11 #24
Probably because this was primarily a way to delay the trial. Kablooie Feb 12 #42
hem. AllaN01Bear Feb 11 #26
Unfortunately, this is far too common. It's hard to keep evidence from defense. Silent Type Feb 11 #29
Witness, poll workers, judges, DA's et al are now fair game for lethal threats. When did this happen? Ahem. Evolve Dammit Feb 11 #30
How so? The witness information hasn't been made public onenote Feb 11 #37
I was speaking of the overall trend towards attacking the aforementioned... Evolve Dammit Feb 12 #47
Why does the defense need to see information about threats made to a witness? Novara Feb 11 #31
Because smith needed to provide concrete evidence that making witness information public onenote Feb 11 #38
You are correct..not good..MSNBC interview Andrew Wiessman.. asiliveandbreathe Feb 11 #39
This message was self-deleted by its author AverageOldGuy Feb 12 #40
Shades of Trump's mentor Roy Cohn ... get to the jurors or in this case the witnesses to try to effect Botany Feb 12 #43
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