Special counsel Jack Smith's team has acknowledged a humiliating error in their handling of evidence in the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump.
According to a report by Just The News, the team admitted to incorrectly claiming to have turned over all evidence as required by law.
This error was discovered while preparing to indict Mar-a-Lago property manager Carlos De Oliveira for allegedly conspiring with Trump to delete surveillance footage from the estate.
The prosecutors discovered that some of the footage included as evidence had not been processed and uploaded to the platform established for the defense to view.
This led to the admission that their previous representation that all surveillance footage the government had obtained pre-indictment had been produced was incorrect.
The so-called Brady rule requires prosecutors to disclose all evidence and information favorable to the defendant. The team has now confirmed that all CCTV footage obtained by the government has been given to the defendants.
In response to the allegations, Trump denied deleting any tapes at his Florida home. He stated that he voluntarily handed them over to prosecutors.
Trump pled not guilty to the 37 charges in the classified documents case, but three additional charges were brought against him when De Oliveira was added to the indictment last week.
The classified documents case is separate from the federal election probe that Trump was indicted in on Tuesday.
The error admitted by Smith's team could have implications for the case against Trump. The Brady rule is a crucial part of ensuring a fair trial, and any violation of this rule could potentially impact the proceedings. It remains to be seen how this development will affect the case moving forward.
- Special counsel Jack Smith's team admitted to an error in their handling of evidence in the classified documents case against Trump.
- The team had incorrectly claimed to have turned over all evidence as required by law.
- Trump denied deleting any tapes at his Florida home and stated that he voluntarily handed them over to prosecutors.
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