Special Counsel Jack Smith admits evidence in Trump case was altered

by ian

A new update has emerged in the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump. Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team admitted that some of its key evidence was altered or manipulated.

The admission comes from a new Friday filing to U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon. In the filing, prosecutors say that the scanned documents used in their evidence were in a different order than the physical copies seized by the FBI. According to their filing: “There are some boxes where the order of items within that box is not the same as in the associated scans.”

Smith’s team additionally admitted that they misled the court about this problem, saying the documents were in the exact state they were seized.

Some legal experts believe that this could prove to be problematic for the overall case against Trump as it essentially amounts to an admission of evidence tampering.

Smith’s team continuously downplayed the revelation by trying to explain their way out – suggesting that smaller items like books and index cards could have shifted around and moved the evidence.