June 12, 2024

Trump moves to dismiss Mar-a-Lago case over 'evidence tampering'

Former President Donald Trump has filed a motion to dismiss his classified documents case in Florida; this time, he thinks he's found good reason for it to happen.

On June 10, "former President Donald Trump filed a motion to dismiss the classified documents case in Florida, alleging the FBI destroyed exculpatory evidence during the 2022 raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence, which he claims violated his due process rights." reported the details of the situation, saying that the motion "raises significant questions by the defendant about the conduct of special counsel Jack Smith’s office and the FBI under the Biden Justice Department, suggesting a politically motivated effort to undermine his defense. Trump’s motion came shortly after United States District Judge Aileen Cannon denied a separate request to dismiss some of the charges against the former president Monday evening."

Donald Trump wasted no time filing another request to dismiss the case after having his last dismissal request denied.

In that previous incident, Trump demanded that the judge remove some or all of the charges he was facing.

Cannon decided that Trump would be required to face all of them, but she did edit the indictment to remove some questionable behavior allegedly conducted by Trump.

Jack Smith's indictment initially included a paragraph about Trump waving around a classified document in front of some of his PAC staff, apparently saying something about how the staffers needed to look away because the info was classified.

Smith was trying to portray Trump as irresponsible with classified documents, but Cannon felt this particular scene wasn't relevant to the case.

"Deranged Jack Smith was forced to admit in a public filing that he and his Thugs committed blatant evidence tampering by mishandling the very documents they used as pretext to bring this fake case," Trump spokesman Steven Cheung said on June 11.

"The FBI failed to preserve the original order of documents within the boxes, and there are no photographs or logs documenting the nature in which the allegedly classified documents were commingled with personal effects and out of plain view," Trump's attorneys wrote in the most recent request for dismissal.

Do you think that this latest appeal could be successful?

At the very least, could it buy Trump more time to win the election in November first before facing these charges?

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