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Prosecutors ask judge to take steps to protect potential jurors’ identities in 2020 election case

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Prosecutors are urging the judge overseeing Donald Trump’s election interference case in Washington to take steps to protect the privacy and identity of prospective jurors. The prosecutors, on Tuesday, cited the former president’s “continued use of social media as a weapon of intimidation in court proceedings.” Special counsel Jack Smith’s team said in court papers that they are concerned  about what Trump “may do with social media research on potential jurors” in the case accusing the former Republican president of illegally plotting to overturn his election loss to Democrat Joe Biden. John Lauro, an attorney for Trump, did not immediately return a message seeking comment but the government’s motion indicates that defense attorneys oppose it.

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