Jack Smith included false information in obtaining NDA against Trump

 August 12, 2023

Special Counsel Jack Smith's case against former President Donald Trump took a wild twist earlier this week when it was revealed that his office had successfully obtained a search warrant for the former president's Twitter account in January.

According to Just The News, Smith's office was forced to admit this week that it reportedly included inaccurate information in a request for a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that was also obtained at the time, which was requested to prevent the former president from knowing that his Twitter account had been searched.

The outlet noted:

In seeking a non-disclosure order to prevent the company from informing Trump, however, Smith's office inaccurately suggested Trump himself would have been a flight risk should he learn of the warrant.

The admission that the information was inaccurately provided came via a decision from the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

"The district court also found reason to believe that the former President would 'flee from prosecution,'" the decision read.

It added, "The government later acknowledged, however, that it had 'errantly included flight from prosecution as a predicate' in its application" for the non-disclosure order."

Ultimately, the NDA and the search warrant was granted for Smith's team by U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell.

The error comes in the wake of an incident earlier this month in which Smith's office was forced to admit that it hadn't uploaded all of the available surveillance footage for one of the cases for Trump's legal team to review.

"The Government’s representation at the July 18 hearing that all surveillance footage the Government had obtained pre-indictment had been produced was therefore incorrect," Smith's office said earlier this month in a filing.

Smith's office has two active cases open against the former president, and Trump faces a third indictment out of New York from earlier this year.

Georgia prosecutors are expected to announce multiple charges against Trump in the coming weeks for his alleged actions after the 2020 election.

The former president continues to maintain an overwhelming lead in GOP polling for the 2024 presidential nomination.