Prosecutors in the Manhattan criminal case of former President Donald Trump released recordings of Trump and unidentified witnesses to attorneys, according to documents released Friday by the firm.
The document, called an automated discovery form, outlines the nature of the charges against defendants and an extensive outline of the evidence prosecutors will present at Trump’s preliminary hearings and trial. Trump’s lawyers and news outlets, including CBS News, have repeatedly called for the release of such documents in the weeks since Trump’s arrest on April 4.
Trump becomes the first ex-president in U.S. history to confront criminal responsibility.hello pleaded not guilty to 34 felonies Falsification of business records relating to payments allegedly made as part of fraudulent activity. “Hush money” scheme.
The document lists 34 dates between February 14, 2017 and December 5, 2017, when he allegedly falsified records.
In a section devoted to electronic evidence being submitted, prosecutors at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, Alvin Bragg, suggested that they disclosed “recordings of conversations between defendants and witnesses” to the defense.
The section also suggests that prosecutors intend to release recordings of calls with witnesses and others.
A lawyer for Trump did not respond to a request for comment.
The application was completed on Tuesday, the same day President Trump appeared before New York Judge Juan Marchan.Mr. Trump got permission from Mr. Marchan Displayed through a live video feedIn part, it was to help law enforcement avoid a large-scale security operation that would accompany his arraignment.
Mr. Marchan reviewed a secrecy order that barred Mr. Trump from disclosing or possessing much of the evidence he had to turn over. President Trump cannot publicly speak or post on social media any material from the case that has not yet been made public.
Some information, labeled “limited handouts” by prosecutors, will only be available to Trump in the presence of his attorney.
Mr Marchan told Trump that he could be sanctioned or fined “up to a finding of punishable contempt” if he violated the order.
Trial in the case is scheduled to begin on March 25, 2024.