Trump Enemy Secretly Recorded a Defense Lawyer

According to a source within the agency, Karen Gilbert, a prosecutor from the Justice Department, was publicly reprimanded by a judge in 2009 for “gross negligence.”

This reprimand was related to her secretly recording conversations between a defense lawyer and an investigator without proper authorization.

Gilbert is a deputy to Special Counsel Jack Smith, who recently issued a 37-count indictment against former President Donald Trump.

In 2009, Gilbert held a leadership position in the Miami Narcotics Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

She was prosecuting Dr. Ali Shaygan for alleged illegal prescription practices. Gilbert and her colleague Sean Cronin initiated a witness tampering investigation by having two witnesses record conversations with Shaygan’s defense lawyer and investigator.

However, they failed to obtain authorization for the recordings and neglected to inform the defense team about the witnesses’ cooperation with the government, thereby violating their discovery obligations.

U.S. District Judge Alan Gold strongly criticized Gilbert and Cronin in his ruling, stating they were “grossly negligent” in handling the witness tampering investigation against the defense counsel.

The judge found that the probe lacked any justification and accused Cronin of harboring personal animosity towards the defense.

Moreover, Gilbert failed to seek necessary information and approval for the investigation and did not independently verify the basis for Cronin’s belief that the probe was required.

In response to the judge’s findings, Gilbert swore she thought she had informed her superiors about the investigation.

Ultimately, the court acquitted Shaygan of all charges. The judge determined that the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Gilbert, Cronin, and another prosecutor, had engaged in “bad faith” prosecution efforts and imposed public reprimands as sanctions.

The Justice Department acknowledged its misconduct and severe mistakes during the probe but denied any “bad faith” or intentional violations of policy and ethics. Just The News sought a comment from the Justice Department, but no response was received.

Kash Patel, a former senior Trump adviser and federal prosecutor, criticized Gilbert, calling her “one of the most corrupt prosecutors to ever come out of the southern district of Miami.”

Patel claimed that Gilbert, likely to be the trial attorney in the Southern District of Florida, has been overseeing the investigation into Trump. The court document indicates that Gilbert resigned from the Narcotics division but appears to be still employed by the government.