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 August 2, 2023

Jack Smith forced to admit that all evidence wasn't given to court in documents case

Special Counsel Jack Smith continues to take heat over his latest indictment of former President Donald Trump related to the 2020 election results and the lead-up to the Jan. 6 Capitol protest. 

Breitbart noted the irony that was revealed in a court filing filed earlier this week in Miami by Smith's team in which it admits it didn't turn over all of the case evidence to the court for Trump's legal team to inspect - one of the charges Trump currently faces.

The outlet noted:

Smith has charged Trump with 40 counts in the so-called “documents” case. Among them is the accusation that Trump caused his lawyers to tell the government that they had handed over all of the documents the government wanted, when in fact they had not.

In such trials, the defense is entitled to review all of the evidence that is presented to the court.

Smith, in his first indictment of the former president, alleged in one of the charges that Trump conspired with several staffers to move boxes of documents so that his lawyers wouldn't be able to present the court with all of the evidence.

On the other side of the fence, in the recent court filing, Smith was forced to admit that all of the video footage was not, in fact, uploaded for the court to provide Trump's team to review.

"A little whoopsie from Jack Smith's office. DOJ admits it did not produce all the Mar-a-Lago camera footage to defense counsel in first batches of discovery==despite making that claim in court last month," Julie Kelly tweeted.

One of Smith's assistants, Julie Edelstein, admitted to the court this week that all of the evidence was not uploaded.

"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," Edelstein said to the court.

For his part, Trump has long argued that he had the proper power to declassify the documents, and that as a result, no crime had been committed.

In contrast, President Joe Biden and others involved in the mishandling or improper storage of classified documents have not been indicted, even though they lacked the authority Trump had.

As a result, it's no surprise that millions of Americans believe that the DOJ has been weaponized specifically to target Trump, who happens to be Biden's strongest opponent in the 2024 presidential election.

Written By:
Ryan Ledendecker

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