(TheRedWire.com) – On Tuesday, Fulton County prosecutors filed for an emergency protective order in the Georgia election interference case after multiple interviews with defendants who have accepted plea deals were made public.
On Monday, both The Washington Post and ABC News published the footage from the interviews between the four defendants and prosecutors, asking them various questions about their role in attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
Prosecutors have argued that the footage had been given to the other defendants in the case during discovery and that the court needed to restrict how defendants were allowed to disclose materials. As they point out, the release of the confidential recordings is clearly an attempt to intimidate witnesses and to have them subjected to threats and harassment ahead of the trial. Prosecutors argued in their motion that this is an indirect attempt to communicate with witnesses and co-defendants about the case facts, which could harm the “administration of justice.”
Prosecutors also pointed out that the release violated the conditions of release that each of the defendants had agreed to. As a result, prosecutors have argued that recordings from the proffer sessions would not be given to defendants as they move forward with the case.
Prosecutors add that instead, defendants who want to view the video recordings confidentially will be required to come to the District Attorney’s Office and take notes. However, they will not be allowed to create recordings or reproductions of the videos.
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