Trump lawyer asks Georgia prosecutor for helpful defense-related evidence

November 22, 2023

In a surprising twist in former President Donald Trump's George election interference case, his lawyers asked for help from an unexpected place.

According to Newsweek, Trump attorney Steve Sadow filed a motion this week that requests Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis to asked Special Counsel Jack Smith "to see if he would share discovery letters and lists of evidence that she could then disclose to his attorneys in the Georgia case."

Smith, who has issued two indictments against Trump, could have information that could be relevant to Trump's defensive efforts in Georgia, his lawyer said.

Trump currently faces four indictments -- two issued by Smith, one out of New York and the other, Georgia.

Humanizing Trump?

In the view of some, the move could also humanize Trump's image, which would undoubtedly be a massive thorn in Smith's side, as his prosecution of Trump has already drawn criticism from all sides of the political aisle.

In a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sadow explained why his legal team is reaching out to the prosecutor to determine if there's evidence that could aid in Trump's defense.

"President Trump is seeking fair and reasonable means to protect his right to due process of law under the U.S. and Georgia Constitutions," Sadow said.

The Journal-Constitution noted:

So Sadow wants Willis to contact Smith to determine if he will disclose discovery letters and lists of evidence to her, which she can then share with Sadow for Trump’s Georgia defense. He made the request in a motion filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court.

Many believe Trump's Georgia case could carry the most risk of conviction, given the complexity, scope, and size of the charges.

Lawyer thinks it's only fair

Sadow was confident that any relevant material that could be shared with Georgia prosecutors would only be fair for Trump and his legal team.

"We are confident that securing access to relevant discovery contained in the files of the special counsel's office in D.C. will further support President Trump's defense and make clear his innocence in the Fulton County case," Sadow added.

For his part, Trump has insisted that he didn't nothing wrong in any of the indictments, and especially in Georgia.

He, and many who back him, believe Willis is simply playing her role in weaponizing the justice system against a political opponent in an attempt to assist President Joe Biden's chances at winning reelection.

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