In a significant development surrounding the legal proceedings against former President Donald Trump, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has taken measures to protect secret documents related to his indictment.
Concerned about the potential leakage of classified materials, the DOJ has filed a motion for a protective order to restrict Trump’s access to top-secret records related to his alleged mishandling of documents at Mar-a-Lago. If approved, the court would grant Trump limited access to specific documents solely in the presence of his legal team.
The move is a clear indication of the concern surrounding Trump’s handling of sensitive information.
As reported by The Hill: “The suggested protective order, which will be reviewed by Judge Bruce Reinhart, would allow Trump to review the 31 documents the DOJ is using in the case only while in the presence of his attorneys.”
“Defendants shall only have access to Discovery Materials under the direct supervision of Defense Counsel or a member of Defense Counsel’s staff. Defendants shall not retain copies of Discovery Material. Defendants may take notes regarding Discovery Materials, but such notes shall be stored securely by Defense Counsel,” the DOJ wrote, per the report.