Special Counsel Says Trump Threatened A Witness After Post About Ex-Chief Of Staff Mark Meadows
In a court filing, Special Counsel Jack Smith alleged that former President Donald Trump aimed to intimidate a potential witness in the federal election interference case against him by sending a threatening message.
This accusation followed reports that Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, had been granted immunity by the special counsel.
The filing was made in a bid to reimpose a gag order, which was previously granted by Judge Tanya Chutkan, but later suspended after Trump’s lawyers challenged it.
Trump is currently facing four federal charges concerning his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
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Additionally, the former president is dealing with numerous legal charges across different states, including 13 counts of election manipulation in Georgia, 34 charges related to a hush-money scheme in New York and 40 federal charges over his possession of confidential data after his presidency.
Additionally, in his civil fraud trial, Trump was fined for violating a restraining order in a lawsuit concerning his business transactions.
Trump denies the allegations and retains massive leads in major polls for the Republican presidential nomination.
In March, Meadows was compelled to testify before the grand jury in the case under a limited immunity deal, which allows witnesses to give testimony under the condition that the Justice Department not use any of their testimony against them.
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