In the latest update on the classified documents case against Donald Trump, the former President made a bold statement in the New York City courthouse. He claimed that the government and its witness have been caught in a “big, fat lie.” Trump didn’t hold back his opinions, declaring that the case should be dismissed and it never should’ve been brought up in the first place. According to Trump, it’s all just ridiculous, and anyone with common sense can see that.
WATCH: Trump Gives Huge Update In NYC Case: 'Witness Got Caught In A Big, Fat Lie'https://t.co/lsF7srZAXs
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This latest statement from Trump came after the Biden Justice Department’s special counsel, Jack Smith, faced a setback in a Florida court. A Trump-appointed Judge, Aileen Cannon, ruled that Smith is not allowed to store the raid documents from Mar-a-Lago in a private facility outside of Florida. Instead, the documents must be shared with Trump’s defense team in the Southern District of Florida, where the case is being heard. Judge Cannon made it clear that it’s the responsibility of the Office of the Special Counsel to arrange for this transfer.
To make matters worse for Smith, Judge Cannon also denied him the ability to protect his list of potential witnesses from Trump’s legal team. Smith was concerned that Trump’s social media comments could intimidate or influence the witnesses. Observers of the case have criticized Smith’s legal strategy for being more emotional than fact-based. They pointed out his frequent use of strong adjectives like “fraudulent” and “false” in his arguments, suggesting that this could undermine the government’s case against Trump.
Smith is pursuing charges against Trump under the Espionage Act of 1917, accusing him of mishandling classified documents during his time in the White House. Trump vehemently denies these accusations, emphasizing his right to declassify documents as President. Trump’s legal team, led by Alina Habba, is prepared to challenge Smith’s team with depositions aimed at revealing any biases in the case.
It’s worth noting that Trump’s statement comes at a curious time, as he has recently been issued gag orders by the courts. Judge Tanya Chutkan, an Obama-appointed judge, issued a gag order restricting Trump’s ability to speak about specific aspects of the case. Trump expressed his displeasure with the order, vowing to appeal it. This could potentially lead to the case being brought before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Both of these cases are generating significant national attention, and it’s clear they will continue to develop in the weeks ahead. Despite facing indictments and gag orders, Trump remains the clear frontrunner for the 2024 GOP nomination. It seems that nothing can slow down his momentum, and his supporters are standing by him no matter what.