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Prosecutors seek court order to prevent Trump from making remarks that put law enforcement at risk.

Prosecutors Seek Restrictions on Trump’s Statements in Classified Documents Case

Prosecutors’ Concern

Prosecutors in the classified documents case involving former President Donald Trump have requested a federal judge to limit Trump’s statements that they believe could endanger law enforcement officials. Special Counsel Jack Smith highlighted the need for this measure due to Trump’s recent false and provocative comments regarding the FBI’s search at Mar-a-Lago.

Trump’s Allegations

Trump falsely claimed that the FBI was authorized to carry out an assassination in fundraising messages circulated by his campaign. These baseless accusations have raised concerns about the safety of law enforcement officers involved in the case and the integrity of the legal proceedings.

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Search at Mar-a-Lago

The FBI conducted a search at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort to retrieve classified material he retained after leaving office. This search led to charges of illegally retaining sensitive national security documents against Trump, who has denied all allegations, labeling them as part of a politically motivated campaign against him.

Policy and Response

Prior to the search, the FBI had established policies authorizing the use of deadly force only in specific circumstances. Attorney General Merrick Garland clarified that such protocols were standard and were also applied during searches at President Biden’s residences in a separate classified documents investigation.

Image Source: Former US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media at Manhattan criminal court in New York, US, on Thursday, May 2, 2024. Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

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