Prosecutors in a court filing have identified a social media post by Donald Trump.

In a late-night court filing on Friday, US prosecutors cited a threatening social media post from Donald Trump, contending that it raises the possibility that he would intimidate witnesses by inappropriately divulging secret information obtained from the government.

The former president tweeted, “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!” on his Truth Social page on Friday afternoon, a day after he entered a not guilty plea to allegations that he planned a criminal conspiracy to try to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

Trump’s post raised fears from the Special Counsel’s office that he would make secret information, such as grand jury transcripts received from prosecutors, publicly available, according to the complaint in federal court in Washington.

Prosecutors are compelled to provide defendants with the evidence against them as part of the discovery process so that they can build their defense.

In previous trials against him, Trump had a habit of insulting judges, lawyers, and witnesses, according to the prosecution. According to the prosecutors, “it could have a detrimental chilling effect on witnesses or negatively affect the fair administration of justice in this case.”

Trump pledged during his arraignment on Thursday not to threaten or speak with witnesses absent legal representation.

In their brief, the prosecutors requested that U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan issue an injunction preventing Donald Trump and his attorneys from disclosing any discovery information to unauthorized parties.

Protective orders are frequently issued when private records are involved, but according to the prosecution, given Trump’s social media posts, it was especially important to restrict public disclosure.

The former president’s social media post was defended in a statement by a Trump spokeswoman.

The statement claimed that the Truth post mentioned was political speech and that it was written in reaction to Rino, China-loving, false special-interest organizations, and super PACs.

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