Trump Georgia election case judge will issue protective order for evidence after media leak


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Trump Georgia election case judge will issue protective order for evidence after media leak

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Dan Mangan@_DanMangan

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Judge Scott McAfee presides over a hearing for Harrison Floyd at the Fulton County Courthouse, November 3, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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A Georgia judge said Wednesday he will issue a protective order barring the public release of evidence exchanged between prosecutors and lawyers representing former President Donald Trump and his co-defendants in their election interference criminal cases in that state.

The order was sought by prosecutors, and agreed to by most of the defense teams on Wednesday, after the recent leak to a media outlet of videos containing confidential interviews two co-defendants, Jenna Ellis and Sidney Powell, gave prosecutors as part of their agreements to plead guilty.

During a court hearing Wednesday, the attorney Jonathan Miller, who is representing the defendant Misty Hampton, told Judge Scott McAfee that he gave the “one media outlet.”

Miller said the public had the right to know what Ellis and Powell had told the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.

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