The Attorney General requests that Trump be silenced in the documents case

The Attorney General requests that Trump be silenced in the documents case

The prosecutor in the case, Jack Smith, asked a federal judge on Friday to prevent Trump from making new statements that “pose a danger to law enforcement,” Reuters wrote, based on a court document.

“Trump’s repetition of these facts in widely circulated letters about attempts to kill him, his family, and Secret Service agents has jeopardized the law enforcement officers involved in the investigation and prosecution of this case. It has also threatened the integrity of these proceedings,” Smith wrote.

Furthermore, the attorney general wrote, restricting similar statements in the future does not limit Trump's freedom of expression.

Trump's claims are largely misleading

The former president, who is once again trying to gain power in the presidential elections that will be held in the fall in the United States, made this claim in a file. Supports On its platform Truth Social.

“The Department of Justice under evil Joe Biden, in the illegal and unconstitutional search of Mar-a-Lago, gave the FBI the authority to use deadly force,” he wrote.

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Smith rejects Trump's claims, which he calls “grossly misleading,” according to the court document.

Hide 13,000 confidential documents

In August 2022, FBI agents entered Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. There they found about 13,000 documents stored in boxes that were stacked in the home's shower room, bathroom, bedroom, office and storage room.

Among them were top-secret documents dealing with military matters and the US nuclear weapons programme.

31 of the charges in this case, often referred to as the Documents Case, relate to violations of the US Espionage Act. Trump denies the criminal charge and claims that as president he had the authority to declassify the documents and could therefore obtain them.

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This case is one of four criminal cases against the former president. Earlier in May, the judge in charge of the case decided to postpone it indefinitely.

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