‘If you go after me, I’m coming after you’: Trump tries to intimidate prosecutors

Ex-President Trump’s latest threat causes a stir! Prosecutors concerned about possible disclosure of confidential evidence.

Donald Trump, the former U.S. president, published a controversial post on his Truth Social website on Friday that worried prosecutors, Reuters reported. In the post, he threatened, “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!” Following the post, concerns were raised that Trump might unlawfully disclose confidential evidence he received from the government.

According to Reuters, this statement led Special Prosecutor Jack Smith’s office to believe Trump could publicly disclose classified materials, including grand jury transcripts. As a result, a protective order was sought to prohibit Trump and his attorneys from disclosing discovery materials to unauthorized parties. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan set a deadline of Monday for Trump to take a position on the matter.

Security measures are increased

Prosecutors’ actions follow Trump’s recent indictment, in which he vowed not to intimidate witnesses. Despite this pledge, protective orders are not uncommon in similar cases. Especially in light of Trump’s recent social media remarks, the importance of such an order was underscored to limit the public dissemination of confidential documents.

Meanwhile, in Georgia, security has been beefed up around the Fulton County courthouse, Reuters reports. This comes ahead of a possible fourth indictment against Trump this year.

Regarding Trump’s legal troubles and his position within the Republican Party, a Reuters/Ipsos poll indicated that about half of Republicans would not vote for Trump if he were convicted of a crime. Still, Trump has solidified his status as the front-runner, calling all investigations a political witch hunt.

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