Judge Can­non agrees to hide wit­ness names in Trump clas­si­fied doc­u­ments tri­al

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Judge Cannon agrees to hide witness names in Trump classified documents trial

U.S. Dis­trict Court Judge Aileen Can­non ruled in favor of spe­cial coun­sel Jack Smith’s request to hide the names of wit­ness­es involved in for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s clas­si­fied doc­u­ments case.
The deci­sion marks the end of a month­s­long saga after Smith argued that the release of the names could expose them to dan­ger. The iden­ti­ties of many wit­ness­es would have been revealed if Trump was cleared to attach dis­cov­ery evi­dence about the wit­ness­es on the pub­lic court dock­et.
“That dis­cov­ery mate­r­i­al, if pub­licly dock­et­ed in unredact­ed form as the Court has ordered, would dis­close the iden­ti­ties of numer­ous poten­tial wit­ness­es, along with the …