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Citing Trump’s online attacks, US prosecutors seek protections for potential jurors in election case

Associated Press

Federal prosecutors are urging the judge overseeing Donald Trump’s election interference case in Washington to take steps to protect the privacy and identity of prospective jurors. The prosecutors are citing the former president’s “continued use of social media as a weapon of intimidation in court proceedings.” Special counsel Jack Smith’s team said in court papers Tuesday that they are concerned about what Trump “may do with social media research on potential jurors” in the case accusing Trump of illegally plotting to overturn his election loss to Democrat Joe Biden. The government’s motion indicates that defense attorneys oppose it. John Lauro, an attorney for Trump, declined to comment.

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