Special Counsel Jack Smith, the AG Merrick Garland-appointed prosecutor who has now filed two indictments against former President Donald Trump, was humiliated this week after a shocking revelation.
According to Just The News, Smith's office was forced to admit to the court that it had not filed all of the evidence with the court in the classified documents indictment against Trump.
Many found the situation ironic, given that one of the charges Trump faces in the indictment revolves around the allegation that not all evidence was properly turned over to the court.
The defense team is entitled to review all of the evidence submitted by the prosecution in such cases, making Smith's error one of significance.
Just The News noted:
While preparing last week to indict Mar-a-Lago property manager Carlos De Oliveira for allegedly conspiring with Trump to delete surveillance footage from the estate, prosecutors learned that footage included as evidence "had not been processed and uploaded to the platform established for the defense to view," Smith's team wrote in a filing Monday.
The prosecutors in the case told the court, "The Government’s representation at the July 18 hearing that all surveillance footage the Government had obtained pre-indictment had been produced was therefore incorrect."
Since the filing earlier this week, it was reported that all of the surveillance footage has now been turned over to the court for review and for Trump's legal team to review.
For his part, Trump has long denied that any CCTV footage from his Mar-a-Lago estate regarding the transport of classified documents was deleted. He made that clear in several posts on Truth Social.
"Mar-a-Lago security tapes were not deleted," Trump wrote.
He added, "They were voluntarily handed over to the thugs, headed up by deranged Jack Smith. We did not even go to court to stop them from getting these tapes. I never told anybody to delete them. Prosecutorial fiction & misconduct! Election interference!"
The former president, his allies in Congress, and millions of Americans believe that President Joe Biden's DOJ is using the indictments to hamstring his chances in the 2024 election, given that Trump is most likely to win the Republican nomination next year.
However, by most measures, Trump has not only survived the barrage of attacks, but has also benefited both monetarily, through increased donations, and by ensuring that his name dominates the airwaves and the internet.
Trump was indicted once again this week, this time regarding the 2020 election and the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
A fourth indictment out of Georgia is possible next month, which also concerns alleged actions Trump made in the aftermath of the 2020 election results.