mad mimi is breaking this news? is this being reported anywhere else? i haven't seen anything, but then again i haven't been looking with all this football today.
The threats are cited in a court filing from the special prosecutor.
What should happen with classified documents
authorities are currently investigating a series of threats made online
to a potential witness related to special counsel Jack Smith's classified documents case against former President Donald Trump, according to a new court filing from Smith's team.
the filing late Wednesday in federal court in Florida, Smith's team
asked U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, the judge overseeing the case,
to let them file an exhibit under seal because, they wrote, "The exhibit
describes in some detail threats that have been made over social media
to a prospective Government witness and the surrounding circumstances,
and the fact that those threats are the subject of an ongoing federal
investigation being handled by a United States Attorney's Office."
"Disclosure of the details and circumstances of the threats risks disrupting the investigation," the filing said.
The targeted witness was not identified.
three-page filing discussing the probe was submitted as part of a
dispute between Smith's team and Trump's lawyers over how much
information should be redacted -- or totally withheld from public view
-- in certain court filings.
their filing Wednesday, Smith's team urged Judge Cannon to let them
file the exhibit completely under seal because, they said, simply
redacting names or other parts of the document could still "provide
information to the suspect to which he/she may not otherwise be
Last year, Smith indicted Trump in Florida
for allegedly defying a federal grand jury subpoena and trying to hide
classified documents from both the FBI and his own attorney. Smith then indicted Trump in Washington, D.C.,
for allegedly trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential
election. Trump has pleaded not guilty in both cases and denied all
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