EVIDENCE TAMPERING? Trump Calls For Arrest Of Jack Smith

(Republican Senate News) – Not long after it was revealed that Special Counsel Jack Smith and his team had mishandled evidence in the trial of former President Donald Trump concerning his alleged criminal mishandling of classified documents, Trump took to Truth Social demanding his case be tossed out and Smith be the one facing prosecution. You know, I have to admit, I think the former president is right on this one. Like he is regarding most things if we’re being honest.

“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 stated in a post published Friday evening. “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,” he proclaimed. “END THE ‘BOXES HOAXES.’ MAGA2024!”

Just a few hours later, Trump was back on the site and demanded Smith be taken into custody immediately, according to a report by The Western Journal.

“ARREST DERANGED JACK SMITH,” the second post read. “HE IS A CRIMINAL!”

Smith disclosed in a court document released Friday that at some point in time after the boxes were seized from the former president’s Florida estate, the order of the documents was changed.

“The filing concerned a claim from defendant Walt Nauta that he needs more time to know which documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate were in which boxes and the order of the documents in the boxes,” the piece divulged. “The filing admitted the order of documents as stored currently does not match scans that were made earlier.”

“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 prosecution team remarked. “There are some boxes where the order of items within that box is not the same as in the associated scans.”

A footnote included in the document contained an admission that they had previously misled the court concerning the issue of whether or not the documents stayed “in their original, intact form as seized.”

“The Government acknowledges that this is inconsistent with what Government counsel previously understood and represented to the Court,” the filing went on to say.

“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 government continued. “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.”

This detail is actually a lot more significant than you might think, as Trump’s legal team is believed to be working on an argument saying the documents were packed in chronological order, with zero regard given to the classification marking, Just the News reports.

“Prosecutors and investigators should never tamper with or alter evidence in their possession, including the order of documents in a box, because one never knows what may become relevant or crucial to a court or jury later in a case,” Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz asserted during an interview with the news outlet.

Attorney Tim Parlatore, who used to be on Trump’s legal team, commented that this admission is shocking for a number of reasons. First off, the attorney said that the new information “reinforces the incompetence” of the Justice Department’s team “in conducting basic criminal investigations and prosecutions that I observed when I was on the team. But at a deeper level, the loss of specific document locations is a destruction of exculpatory evidence.”

“I went through all of the boxes at NARA and the document order was important because it was clear to us that the boxes had been untouched since leaving the White House,” he continued. “For prosecutors who are trying to prove that the defendants knowingly possessed these documents to then destroy the evidence that would undermine that claim is a very serious violation.”

“Smith’s team had previously told the court that all of the documents were in their original order, ‘with one exception; and that is that the classified documents have been removed and placeholders have been put in the documents,’ according to Friday’s filing,” the WJ added in conclusion.

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