Trump Demands Jack Smith Be Arrested Immediately After Alarming Find

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Following an astonishing disclosure in a court document, former President Donald Trump put pressure on Joe Biden’s Justice Department to file a lawsuit against Special Counsel Jack Smith.

Trump became enraged when Smith’s attorneys revealed to U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, who is presiding over the secret materials case, that certain evidence was no longer in its “original, intact” condition.

On his social media site, Truth Social, Trump wrote: “Arrest deranged Jack Smith. He is a criminal,” after Smith’s prosecutors told Cannon that some boxes’ “order of items within that box is not the same” as they appear in digital scans of materials after the FBI retrieved them from Trump’s Florida resort in August 2022, Trump wrote in all caps, “He is a criminal,” on Truth Social in one of several posts he made over the weekend.

This declaration is “inconsistent,” according to Smith’s office, with what the government had previously told the court. At first, they claimed that the only changes were the replacement of some classified papers with placeholders and the removal of others.

Defendant Walt Nauta’s request for more time to ascertain the contents and arrangement of the confiscated documents was addressed in the submission. It indicated precisely which documents belonged in which boxes and in what order within those boxes. Legal experts have noticed that there is a problem with Smith’s petition because the sequence of the boxes now differs from earlier scans of them.

“Since the boxes were seized and stored, appropriate personnel have had access to the boxes for several reasons, including to comply with orders issued by this Court in the civil proceedings noted above, for investigative purposes, and to facilitate the defendants’ review of the boxes,” the Justice Department prosecutors wrote.

“There are some boxes where the order of items within that box is not the same as in the associated scans,” the document said.

Prosecutors for Smith later acknowledged their deceit to the court.

“The Government acknowledges that this is inconsistent with what Government counsel previously understood and represented to the Court,” the document said.

“There are several possible explanations, including the above-described instances in which the boxes were accessed, as well as the size and shape of certain items in the boxes possibly leading to movement of items,” the filing said.

“For example, the boxes contain items smaller than standard paper such as index cards, books, and stationary, which shift easily when the boxes are carried, especially because many of the boxes are not full,” prosecutors wrote.

The information, nevertheless, is a crucial component of the prosecution’s case against Trump, who is the first elected official or past president to be accused of having secret records. According to legal experts cited by the Western Journal, part of Trump’s case is anticipated to center on the fact that documents were filed chronologically without any consideration for classification markings.

“Legal experts told Just the News the revelation could prove to be a serious problem for prosecutors and a violation of court rules to preserve evidence in the state it was seized,” Just the News added.

In another Truth Social post, Trump wrote: “It has always been clear that the ‘Documents Case’ is nothing but an Election Interference Scam concocted by Crooked Joe Biden, Deranged Jack Smith, and their Hacks and Thugs,” Trump wrote in a Truth Social post. “Now, Deranged Jack has admitted in a filing in front of Judge Cannon to what I have been saying happened since the Illegal RAID on my home, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida — That he and his team committed blatant Evidence Tampering by mishandling the very Boxes they used as a pretext to bring this Fake Case.

“These deeply Illegal actions by the Politicized ‘Persecutors’ mandate that this whole Witch Hunt be DROPPED IMMEDIATELY. END THE ‘BOXES HOAXES.’ MAGA2024!”

 

 

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