Judge grants protective order over discovery materials in Georgia election case after leaks

November 16, 2023

The Georgia judge presiding over the election interference case against former President Donald Trump and 19 other co-defendants said Wednesday after a hearing that he will issue an emergency protective order to keep discovery materials from being leaked in the case.

Judge Scott McAfee said the order would be a compromise of requests from all parties, agreeing over objections from media sources that it was necessary.

A lawyer for another of Trump's co-defendants admitted to leaking details of videotaped testimony by co-defendants Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell, and Kenneth Chesebro, all of whom are pleading guilty in the case, but said he didn't do anything wrong because there was no order or law against sharing the information.

Jonathan Miller said he felt more transparency was needed in the case, which he characterized as casting his client in a bad light.

D.A. Fani Willis first asked for the protective order on Sept. 27, but it was delayed due to debates between the parties on the exact language of the order.

So far, the leaked information has been detrimental to Trump, which makes me wonder why Willis wants a protective order so badly.

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