G. McConway
September 18, 2023

Judge Was Worried About Trump Witness Tampering and Witness Intimidation

To read these reports, you would almost think that Donald Trump was the head of the mafia, not a former president and American business owner.

However, I also have to admit, after the picture that Democrats have painted about Trump, it is not overly surprising.

It turns out, that then Special Counsel Jack Smith wanted access to Donald Trump's Twitter account, then-chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell ruled that Trump was not to be alerted for fear of "tampering with evidence or trying to intimidate potential witnesses," reported The Messenger.

The Ruling

In her January 17, 2023, ruling, Judge Howell wrote, "The Court finds reasonable grounds to believe that such disclosure will result in destruction of or tampering with evidence, intimidation of potential witnesses, and serious jeopardy to the investigation," reported the Conservative Brief.

In reading the full report, Howell also believed that Donald Trump was a possible flight risk, which is utterly ridiculous.

Exactly where is Trump going to go that he would not be recognized? Not to mention the fact that he is running for president.

That claim was later taken back, according to the report.

When Donald Trump found out that Special Counsel Jack Smith had been given access to his Twitter account without his knowledge, he was predictably livid.

Trump posted on Truth Social, "How dare lowlife prosecutor, Deranged Jack Smith, break into my former Twitter account without informing me and, indeed, trying to completely hide this atrocity from me.

"What could he possibly find out that is not already known? Just like the early morning raid of Mar-a-Lago! Why isn't the DOJ raiding Crooked Joe Biden, the most CORRUPT (and Incompetent!) President in the history of the United States?"

Trump did not find out about this until August.

Prosecutors in the January 6 case being presided over by Judge Chutkan made similar accusations against Trump, reported CNN.

They successfully argued, "The defendant is now attempting to do the same thing in this criminal case — to undermine confidence in the criminal justice system and prejudice the jury pool through disparaging and inflammatory attacks on the citizens of this District, the Court, prosecutors, and prospective witnesses."

A limited gag order was issued against Trump in the case as a result.

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