On Monday, videos of the proffer sessions of former lawyers for President Trump were leaked to ABC News.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 14, 2023
On Wednesday, during a state court hearing the identity of the person who leaked the video was released.
From The Hill:
Media reports detailing confidential interviews with four defendants who were divulging their knowledge to state prosecutors in the Georgia racketeering case involving former President Trump set off a bizarre “whodunnit”-style hearing in state court Wednesday afternoon.
It culminated with a confession by one defendant’s lawyer and a Georgia judge weighing whether to issue a protective order placing restrictions on how defendants can disseminate materials they receive in discovery.
“In being transparent with the court and to make sure that nobody else gets blamed for what happened — and so that I can go to sleep well tonight — Judge, I did release those videos to one outlet,” said Jonathan Miller, an attorney for defendant Misty Hampton. “And in all candor, I need the court to know that.”Advertisement
Jonathan Miller, counsel for Misty Hampton, admits he was the one who sent the proffer videos to a media outlet (the Ellis and Powell videos).
Hampton is the Coffee Co Election Supervisor who is being persecuted in this case and fighting alongside President Trump.
These videos… pic.twitter.com/jS32KXB3rf
— CannCon (@CannConActual) November 15, 2023
Miller’s admission capped a whirlwind series of developments that began Monday, when footage surfaced of proffer sessions the four defendants who pleaded guilty — ex-Trump lawyers Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro, plus former Georgia bail bondsman Scott Hall — participated in as part of their deals with state prosecutors.
Their confessions, published first by ABC News and the Washington Post, bolster the narrative laid out in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s 98-page indictment that Trump led the charge on efforts to subvert Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results in his favor.
EXCLUSIVE: ABC News has obtained video from Georgia prosecutors' interview with ex-Trump attorney Jenna Ellis, in which Ellis tells them she was personally informed by a top Trump adviser that Trump was "not going to leave" the White House — despite losing the 2020 election.… pic.twitter.com/J9c4bm9cbZ
— ABC News (@ABC) November 13, 2023
Big “reveal” by Sydney Powell 🙄😂
She just said that Trump has always believed he won the Election but was surrounded by a bunch of incompetent and backstabbing hacks who were giving him bad advice!
Not exactly new ground!🥱pic.twitter.com/On4eGSLBiY
— 🇺🇸Kirk🇺🇸 (@Kirk_925) November 14, 2023
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee is now weighing prosecutors’ request to impose a protective order on all of the defendants in response to the leak. With no protective order currently in place, Miller’s disclosure wasn’t illegal.
Although most defendants were in agreement about issuing a limited protective order, Miller argued against one at the hearing. He suggested that Hampton believes transparency in the 19-defendant racketeering case — “one of the biggest cases that the country has had” — is vital. Hampton was the election supervisor of Coffee County, where an election equipment breach core to the case allegedly occurred.