Jack Smith accused of hindering video evidence review in classified documents case

by | Apr 23, 2024

President Trump's legal team is alleging that special counsel Jack Smith is impeding a review of video evidence in Trump's classified records case.

Trump’s lawyers argue that Smith's office has not furnished a complete set of operational video footage that defense counsel require to thoroughly investigate crucial facts in the case. They also point out that the special counsel's office was able to effectively utilize the video it obtained, as evidenced by its numerous “key clips.”

Trump’s counsel emphasized the necessity of having a full set of functional video to comprehend how Jack Smith’s office purportedly discovered additional classified documents in the Mar-a-Lago storage room during the execution of a search warrant in August of 2022. This comes after President Trump's counsel had previously inspected the same room in early June and arranged for an additional lock to be installed that month.

As per the court filing released Tuesday, defense counsel have thus far received an inconsistent, unreliable, and partial production of video footage, which would require a significant amount of time to review even under optimal conditions.

The lawyers requested that the court mandate the government to provide a comprehensive set of operational, unzipped, and uncompressed video files.

Read the court filing here.

Source: Just The News



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