Judge Cannon Delays Deadline in Trump Classified Docs Case Following Jack Smith’s Admission of Evidence Tampering

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On Monday night, Judge Aileen Cannon delayed a crucial deadline in the classified documents case against President Trump, after Special Counsel Jack Smith’s admitted that the FBI tampered with evidence.

Cannon issued a temporary stay to the May 9 deadline for President Trump and his co-defendants, Walt Nauta and Carlos de Oliveira, concerning CIPA.

President Trump’s legal team sent a letter to Jack Smith regarding his admission that classified documents are not in their original form.

“Your failure to disclose the spoliation of this evidence until this month is an extraordinary breach of your constitutional and ethical obligations. Since the beginning of this case, our strategy, preparations, and arguments have been based on the basic premise that — biased as Jack Smith is in his futile efforts to help President Biden make up lost ground in the polls — the line prosecutors and agents would employ the minimal levels of professionalism and competence necessary to preserve evidence relating to the documents at the center of the charges,” Trump’s legal team wrote.

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Breaking Digest reported that Jack Smith admitted the FBI tampered with the “classified” documents taken from Mar-a-Lago in a response to a motion filed by Trump’s co-defendant, Walt Nauta, seeking an extension for disclosures in the classified documents case.

In response to the revelations, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) has launched an investigation into Special Counsel Jack Smith.

Chairman Jim Jordan voiced serious concern regarding the justice system’s fairness and adherence to professional standards within the Department of Justice (DOJ).

In a letter directed to Jeffrey Ragsdale, Counsel of the DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), Jordan wrote, “This acknowledgment presents grave concerns about the Department’s commitment to impartial justice, whether the Special Counsel’s Office misled a federal court, and whether the Special Counsel’s Office strenuously upheld the highest professional standards of the Department of Justice.”

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