Trump’s Lawyers Revealed Home Addresses of FBI Agents


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A federal judge in the Southern District of Florida on Monday agreed to curtail a series of subpoenas and other documents filed by attorneys for Donald Trump in one The lawsuit is rampant against Hillary Clinton and a long list of his alleged enemies – documents purportedly revealing the home addresses of many of the defendants in the case.

Attorneys for the US government late Friday filed court papers in an attempt to limit the addresses of federal agents from appearing in the records. Referee Donald M. Middlebrooksthe Bill Clinton the designee of the case, agreed that “security threats cited by the United States” in a petition Friday were valid and asked the Clerk of the Court’s office to deprive a certain number of documents and removed from the record. Trump’s attorneys were also ordered to return “redacted copies” of certain notebook entries.

Prosecutors were quick to criticize the way Trump’s attorneys filed the paperwork, alleging that Trump’s attorney(s) did not heed their informal warnings that disclosure of addresses could problem.

“United States of America — by and through the undersigned attorney and hereinafter Rule 5.2(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure“Accordingly, it is requested to re-execute, from public records, the addresses of former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employees designated as defendants in this action,” the request Friday said. show.

Only a handful of defendants are named in the 108-page civil lawsuit, filed Thursday in the Southern District of Florida, including the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic law firm Perkins Coie, that company. ex-partner prosecuted Michael SussmannDemocratic House of Representatives. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, Fusion GPS, Christopher SteeleFormer Director of the FBI James Comeyformer FBI agent Peter Strzokformer FBI attorney Lisa page and Kevin Clinesmithand former deputy director of the FBI Andrew McCabe. Also sued were a number of “John Does” and unspecified corporations.

Attorneys for the government wrote that Trump’s attorneys disclosed the addresses of several named defendants by filing public subpoenas. Those documents, which were made completely unrestricted on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings, contain what are believed to be the exact street addresses of some of the defendants.

According to government records:

Relevant copies of the summons are kept in public records including the addresses of the following former FBI agents: James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Kevin Clinesmith. The addresses of the former FBI agents are not related to the current lawsuit. Furthermore, the former FBI agents named include former law enforcement officers and the disclosure of their personal information could result in harassment, intimidation, or threat to their safety. their. In this regard, these former FBI agents have received death threats in the past. The addresses should be edited.

Government lawyers said Trump’s attorneys discussed the concerns with them but declined to act:

According to Local Rule 7.1(a) (3), the undersigned called Plaintiff’s attorney to inquire about Plaintiff’s position on the relief sought herein. The signing attorney was instructed to send an email with the request. The attorney for signature sent the requested email, and the Plaintiff’s attorney has not yet responded to the email query. Due to the sensitive nature of the information that needs to be redacted, the United States submits this petition as soon as possible, out of an abundance of caution.

Here is the legal basis for the government’s claim:

Rule 5.2 requires the exclusion of information listed in section (a) of that Rule. Fed.R.Civ.P. 5.2 (a). In addition, section (e) allows “a court to order in a case [] request additional information “when “good cause” is displayed. Fed.R.Civ.P. 5.2 (e). Here, good cause is pointed out. The information sought to be redacted — the addresses of former FBI agents — is not relevant to the current litigation and, as explained above, the release of such information could lead to harassment, intimidation, and intimidation. or endanger these individuals. Federal law recognizes the need to protect such information. See, for example, 18 USC § 119 (provides protections for the home address of any official or employee of the United States); 5 USC 552(b) (7) (C) (excludes Freedom of Information Act production of “information compiled for law enforcement purposes” that “may be expected reasonably to constitute an invasion of personal privacy”); see also Fla. Stats. § 119,071 (4)(d) (makes an exception to the public disclosure of the “home address…of active or sworn law enforcement officer”).

The relevant documents have been sealed and/or removed from the federal court’s public database as of this Monday afternoon report time.

The base case alleges 16 separate causes of action, including civil violations of federal RICO regulations, larceny causing injury, theft of trade secrets, fraud, and computer abuse.

Read the judge’s order and initial government relief request below. The second document is signed by Anthony Erickson-Pogorzelskian assistant United States attorney.

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James Brien

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