But the motion comes hours after testimony that @EPN was bribed.
Those rules forbid testimony that is irrelevant the crimes charged at the trial or that could prejudice or confuse a jury.
"Or maybe they're desperately trying to protect the Mexican govt," said Jeff Lichtman, one of Chapo's lawyers.
On one hand there's testimony by a cooperating witness that Chapo bribed Pena Nieto.
On the other the govt seems to be claiming that it doesn't fully believe that same witness who was used against Chapo.
There were hints early on that AMLO had been tainted, if only by association, by corruption. Prosecutors are now saying that someone associated w/AMLO's failed campaign over 10 yrs ago took a bribe.
"The bribe in question had been paid to an individual associated with the failed presidential campaign, over a decade ago, of the current president of Mexico. The bribe was not paid, as the defense had promised, to the current president."
They also said the defense wanted to "publicly damage" Pena Nieto--the president who extradited Chapo--to retaliate for being on trial.