Jack Smith admits that evidence in Trump’s classified documents Mar-a-Lago case was tampered with

“The Government acknowledges that this is inconsistent with what Government counsel previously understood and represented to the Court.”


Special Counsel Jack Smith has conceded that evidence in the case involving classified documents belonging to former President Donald Trump was tampered with after being seized by the FBI.

In a court filing on Friday, Smith admitted that the documents obtained during the FBI's sweep of Mar-a-Lago in August 2022 may not be in the same sequence as when they were initially found.

This admission from prosecutors comes after attorneys representing one of Trump's co-defendants requested a case delay, citing difficulties in determining the origin of specific documents among the 33 boxes seized by the FBI.

Prosecutors confessed that the government had erroneously informed US District Judge Aileen Cannon that the boxes were "in their original, intact form as seized."

“There are some boxes where the order of items within that box is not the same as in the associated scans,” prosecutors wrote. “The Government acknowledges that this is inconsistent with what Government counsel previously understood and represented to the Court.”

While prosecutors downplayed the significance of these discrepancies, Trump's legal team is poised to argue that the documents were stored chronologically in the White House on the days Trump received them and that staff simply boxed them up and sent them to Mar-a-Lago without Trump knowing they contained classified information.

Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz weighed in on the recent revelation, explaining that, “Prosecutors and investigators should never tamper with or alter evidence in their possession, including the order of documents in a box because one never knows what may become relevant or crucial to a court or jury later in a case," as reported by Just the News.

Trump’s trial over the classified documents is set to open on May 20. However, both sides have agreed that more time may be needed to begin court proceedings.

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