Trump Georgia election case judge will issue protective order for evidence after media leak

Judge Scott McAfee presides over a hearing for Harrison Floyd at the Fulton County Courthouse, November 3, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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A Georgia judge said Wednesday he will issue a protective order barring the public release of evidence exchanged between prosecutors and lawyers representing former President Donald Trump and his co-defendants in their election interference criminal cases in that state.

The order was sought by prosecutors, and agreed to by most of the defense teams in the case, after the recent leak to a media outlet of videos containing confidential interviews two co-defendants gave prosecutors as part of their agreements to plead guilty.

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