(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In a new move casting severe doubts on the fairness of one of the Democrat-led trials against former President Donald Trump, the judge overseeing his 2020 election interference trial in Georgia has ruled that a highly “sensitive” piece of evidence should be kept secret from the public.
Trump, the frontrunner for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, faces four criminal trials – two of which have been brought by leftist DAs in Manhattan and Atlanta, and two – by a special counsel of the US Justice Department of the Biden administration.
That is not counting his $250 million civil fraud trial initiated by New York’s Democrat attorney general.
The judge presiding over the Georgia election interference case involving former President Donald Trump has implemented a protective order to keep specific “sensitive” evidence from being publicly disclosed.
Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee issued this order following the unauthorized release of video interviews with some of Trump’s co-defendants to the media, Fox News reports.
The protective order allows prosecutors to classify specific evidence given to the defense as “sensitive material” that should not be publicly released. The defense has the opportunity to contest this classification within a two-week period.
District Attorney Fani Willis sought an expanded version of this order in response to the leak, expressing concerns about possible harassment, witness intimidation, or the potential tainting of the jury pool.
Defense attorney Jonathan Miller, representing Misty Hampton, the former Coffee County election supervisor, confessed to leaking the video evidence.
This footage included segments from prosecutor interviews with former Trump attorneys Jenna Ellis and Sidney Powell, as well as pro-Trump lawyer Kenneth Chesebro and Atlanta bail bondsman Scott Hall.
All four individuals implicated in the videos have entered guilty pleas to charges related to the case and have agreed to cooperate with the prosecution as it continues to pursue charges against the remaining 15 defendants.
Former President Trump, who Willis indicted in August, has pleaded not guilty to charges linked to alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.
These charges include violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law, similar to the federal RICO legislation.