(FeaturedNews.com) – Special Counsel Jack Smith who has been assigned by the Department of Justice with handling the legal federal cases against former President Donald Trump was almost the victim of a swatting on Christmas Day.
Law enforcement sources confirmed that on that day they had received a call that Smith had shot his wife in their home in Maryland. The Montgomery County Police had dispatched two units which were later called off after the Deputy U.S. Marshals tasked with Smith’s protection had informed the police officers that everyone was safe in the home and that it had been a false alarm.
In the months since the two indictments against Trump were filed, Smith has faced a number of threats. Cecil VanDevender, Smith’s attorney, previously noted that following Trump’s “inflammatory posts” against his client, his client had been subjected to many threats and “intimidating communication.”
Smith is also overseeing Trump’s prosecution in both the case relating to his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and his role in the Jan. 6, Capitol attack, as well as the case relating to Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents after exiting the White House.
Trump has pleaded not guilty in both of the cases.
Security for Smith’s prosecution team cost over $4.4 million between April and September according to an official from the Justice Department.
Tanya Chutkan, the judge overseeing the election interference case was also allegedly the victim of a swatting incident over the weekend.
The election interference trial is set to start on March 4.
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