Trump’s Legal Team Issues Response to Protective Order Filing Prompted by Social Media Post

Former President Donald Trump’s legal team has released their response to the protective order filing made by Special Counsel Jack Smith. The filing was in relation to a social media post made by Trump on Truth Social, which raised concerns about the possible disclosure of sensitive information. In the post, Trump stated, “If you go after me, I’m coming after you!” in capital letters.

Request for Extension to Prepare Response

Initially given a deadline of Monday at 5:00 p.m. to respond to the proposed protective order, Trump’s legal team has requested an extension until August 10. They have cited the need for adequate time to thoroughly prepare a comprehensive response. Additionally, they have shown willingness to engage in discussions regarding an appropriate protective order.

Charges and Plea of Not Guilty

Trump is currently facing several charges, including conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges, including those stemming from a previous federal indictment that includes 37 counts related to the alleged improper retention of classified records.

Trump’s Spokesperson Denounces Charges

A spokesperson for Trump has strongly criticized the charges, alleging that they are part of a larger effort by the “Biden Crime Family” and the Department of Justice to interfere with the 2024 Presidential Election. The spokesperson has also emphasized Trump’s position as the leading candidate, boasting substantial margins of support.

In summary, Trump’s legal team has issued their response to the protective order filing triggered by his social media post. They have requested an extension to ensure a well-prepared response and have maintained Trump’s plea of not guilty to all charges. Trump’s spokesperson has condemned the charges, dismissing them as politically motivated and aimed at undermining his candidacy.

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