Special counsel warns of 'significant and immediate' threat to Mar-a-Lago case witnesses

February 10, 2024

WASHINGTON — The special counsel prosecuting Donald Trump has asked the judge in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case to reconsider an order the government argues could identify more than two dozen witnesses and threaten their safety and testimony. Trump's lawyers have asked for unredacted documents to be turned over, which lawyers for special counsel Jack Smith want to block. The decision risks exposing them to “significant and immediate” intimidation after the government fought to keep their information private, according to the filing. Another exhibit discusses how two potential witnesses went about finding lawyers after Smith raised earlier questions over potential conflicts of interest for lawyers paid by Trump. Lawyers for Trump are seeking to dismiss the charges with a series of motions expected later this month and extend certain deadlines in the case.

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