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Hot TRUMP Supporting Judge Cannon Schedules PRIVATE Call With His Lawyers on Mar-a-Lago

Ex-TRUMP Attorney Explains Why He Left Trumps' Legal Team
Former Presidents’ Attorney QUITS and Reveals Infighting Among His Legal Team

Ex-Prosecutor: Former
TRUMP Lawyer May be “Waving Red Flag” at DOJ That He Wants to Testify

Ex-Trump lawyer Tim Parlatore is effectively pointing the finger at Trump attorney Boris Ephsteyn

BBC 23 MAY 2023


Timothy Parlatore, A top attorney to former President Donald Trump is leaving his legal defence effort, and blaming Trump’s top aide Boris Epshteyn for supposedly being dishonest and unforthcoming in his work to assist the ex-president’s lawyers with his defence against an investigation into whether he retained classified documents illegally.

His exit comes as the National Archives announced it found a trove of records proving that Donald Trump and his advisors knew they were breaking rules by taking those classified documents to Mar-a-Lago, according to a report.



The agency sent a letter, obtained by CNN, to Mr Trump this week revealing it had found 16 records showing he and his top advisers were aware of the correct declassification process when he was president.

“The 16 records in question all reflect communications involving close presidential advisers, some of them directed to you personally, concerning whether, why, and how you should declassify certain classified records,” wrote archivist Debra Steidel Wall.

These records will be turned over to Special Counsel Jack Smith as part of the criminal investigation into Mr Trump’s handling of classified documents.


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‘Ron’s magic is GONE!’: Trump floods Truth Social with negative DeSantis posts

Trump lawyer exits legal team as Mar-a-Lago classified documents probe heats up

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An attorney working Donald Trump’s legal team has quit, citing in-fighting among the former president’s inner circle.

In an interview with CNN on Saturday, Timothy Parlatore explained that the reason for his departure was ongoing friction with Boris Epshteyn, another legal adviser to Mr Trump.

Mr Epshteyn, according to Mr Parlatore, has been stonewalling the legal team in their attempts to ascertain whether all presidential records that Mr Trump took with him when he left the White House had been turned over to the National Archives.

One of Donald Trump’s attorneys, Timothy Parlatore, has departed the former president’s legal team and in a statement Saturday accused a top adviser to Mr Trump of being dishonest.


In an interview with CNN, he said that Mr Trump’s aide Boris Epshteyn was stonewalling members of the legal team and preventing them from adequately defending the former president against an investigation into whether he illegally retained classified documents.

“The real reason is because there are certain individuals that made defending the president much harder than it needed to be,” said Mr Parlatore on Saturday. “There is one individual who works for him, Boris Epshteyn, who had really done everything he could to try to block us, to prevent us from doing what we could to defend the president.”

NASTY TRUMP




CNN’s town hall with Donald Trump proved so divisive that even its own staff have taken issue with the event - with Christiane Amanpour the latest of the network’s high-profile names to voice their dissatisfaction.

The New Hampshire event drew 3.3 million viewers, who watched as the former president sparred with CNN moderator Kaitlan Collins, whom Trump referred to as a “nasty person”.

Speaking in an address to Columbia Journalism School on Wednesday, Amanpour said if she were Collins, she would have “dropped the mic” as soon as Trump called her nasty, adding that she had spoken with the network’s CEO Chris Licht and told him the ex-president should not have been able “to appear in that particular format”.



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Movies re: MORE FED Doc Charges Loom For TRUMP + Corruption & Bribery to Overturn Election

TRUMP Attorneys Haven’t Found Classified Document Referred to on Tape

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TRUMP says ‘I’m at least as innocent as he is’ after Pence won’t face charges on classified documents


BBC 3 JUNE 2023





Former President Trump took a shot at Fox News on Friday, offering another rebuke of the cable news network over its coverage of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, his top GOP rival.



“FOX should embrace MAGA,” Trump wrote in a Truth Social post Friday afternoon, claiming the network was taking a big hit in viewership “because the very smart, even brilliant, Magadonians know that, despite all the fake lip service, FoxNews is pushing Ron DeSanctus, or anyone else for that matter, because they hate the greatest ‘america first’ president to ever put on a suit and tie, me.”

“They are all globalists, and globalists will never, Make America Great Again!” the former president added.



Fox has for years consistently ranked as the top-rated cable news channel, though it has experienced a significant dip in its ratings during the 8 p.m. hour specifically after ousting popular pundit Tucker Carlson, a move that reportedly angered Trump and other members of his inner circle. The outlet nonetheless airs several of the top programs on cable, such as “The Five” and “Gutfeld,” which often feature plenty of pro-Trump commentary.

Sean Hannity, one of Fox’s top prime-time hosts and a longtime personal friend of Trump, hosted a town hall-style event with the former president Thursday evening, an event Trump used to bash his critics and promote his talking points.

Trump has been railing against Fox for weeks over its coverage of DeSantis, who raised eyebrows in media and political circles with a decision to make his 2024 campaign launch announcement via a Twitter Spaces event rather than with a traditional rally or media appearance.

Fox, on the night of the DeSantis event, panned the glitch-laden rollout hours before the Florida governor made an appearance on the network to tout his candidacy.

The relationship between Trump and Fox is one that will be closely watched by media and political observers in the coming weeks, particularly as it relates to the upcoming Republican primary debates, broadcasting rights to the widely watched events and whether Trump will participate.








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Movies Lies Obstruction Conspiracy Mar-a-Lago: FEDS Indict TRUMP- in CRIMINAL Court Tuesday

Lies Obstruction Conspiracy: TRUMP Indicted in Mar-a-Lago Documents Case

TRUMP Charged With Illegal Retention of Classified Documents - It is The Second Indictment of Trump and The First EVER Federal Indictment of a Former President.

Trump Faces 100-Year Jail Sentence as He Declares ‘I am Innocent ’

The charges include conspiracy, false statements and illegally retaining classified documents. Ex-president is being prosecuted for violating Espionage Act and obstruction over documents held at Mar-a-Lago and has been summoned to court next week

BBC 9 JUNE 2023




The latest charges could prove to be the most significant legal peril yet for the former president






He has been indicted on seven charges—including a violation under the Espionage Act—for hoarding classified documents at Mar-a-Lago long after he left the White House, his lawyer said on Thursday night.



Federal prosecutors have charged Donald Trump over his retention of national security documents and obstructing the government’s efforts to retrieve them, according to multiple people familiar with the matter, a historic development that poses the most significant legal peril yet for the former president.


The exact nature of the indictment, filed in federal district court in Miami, is unclear because it remains under seal and the justice department had no immediate comment.

Trump confirmed the indictment on his Truth Social social media platform on Thursday afternoon, shortly after his lawyers received an email from prosecutors in the office of special counsel Jack Smith that outlined the charges and summoned the former president to surrender himself to authorities in Miami next Tuesday.





Georgia Prosecutor Wants to Nail Trump for Election Phone Call

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What is the Trump Mar-a-Lago case about and why is it significant


The charges listed in the summons included: wilful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding a document, corruptly concealing a document, concealing a document in a federal investigation, engaging in a scheme to conceal and false statements, people familiar with the matter said.

Trump lawyer Jim Trusty confirmed in an appearance on CNN that prosecutors had listed seven charges on the summons paper. Trusty said he had not seen a copy of the indictment but added he was hopeful that it might be unsealed before Trump makes his initial appearance in court.

From his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey, Trump lashed out at the indictment in a series of posts on Truth Social. “I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States,” Trump said, adding: “I AM AN INNOCENT MAN!”





This undated image released by the US Department of Justice shows documents allegedly seized at Mar-a-Lago spread over a carpet


The former president was said to be resigned to the fact that he would probably be indicted after prosecutors impaneled a new grand jury in Florida to take evidence in the case last month, which his advisers saw as a sign that the case had been moved from Washington for its final stages.

But even though Trump’s lawyers were told last week that the former president had been designated a “target” in the criminal investigation – the clearest indication that charges were forthcoming – the news of the indictment appears to have taken Trump and his inner circle by surprise.

Trump spent the early part of the evening calling allies on Capitol Hill to rally support and watching who was defending him on cable news, a person close to the former president said. He then went for dinner at the golf club and played DJ, selecting songs to play over its loudspeakers.

The former president’s team also later released a short video, recorded a day beforehand, in which he again proclaimed his innocence.

In Washington, the House speaker Kevin McCarthy called the charges a “dark day” in a post on Twitter that falsely suggested the Biden administration, rather than a grand jury, had returned the indictment. “House Republicans will hold this brazen weaponization of power accountable,” he added.

Criminal charges in the Mar-a-Lago documents case deepen the legal peril for Trump, the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination, after he was indicted earlier this year on state charges in New York by the Manhattan district attorney over his role in hush-money payments to an adult film star.

Trump also remains under criminal investigation for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

For more than a year, prosecutors have examined whether Trump knowingly retained classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida after he left office and took steps to conceal the materials after the justice department issued a subpoena for their return.

The criminal investigation started last February when the National Archives issued a referral to the justice department after discovering more than 100 classified documents mixed with presidential records in 15 boxes that Trump returned.



When the justice department reviewed the classified documents, people familiar with the investigation said, top officials in the national security division were alarmed to find that some of the materials amounted to national defense information that is controlled by the Espionage Act.

The issue was the sheer volume and the sensitivity of classified materials in the boxes. According to an estimate provided to Trump’s lawyers at the time, the 15 boxes included over 100 documents – more than 700 pages – that had the potential to implicate national security.

The discovery presented a problem for the department because Trump was no longer authorized to retain such documents once he left office and officials grew concerned that Trump might be in possession of further classified documents that were also national security materials.

The espionage investigation has been focused on whether Trump showed off national security materials in his office at Mar-a-Lago, and has questioned multiple witnesses about whether Trump waved around classified documents he had kept when no longer authorised to after he left office.

Prosecutors have also asked witnesses about documents concerning potential US military action against Iran, after Trump referenced such a document in a meeting at Bedminster in July 2021 where he said he could not show a certain document because he did not declassify it when president.

To that end, prosecutors have shown an Iran document to some witnesses who appeared before the Washington grand jury and asked whether they had ever been shown the material by Trump or anyone else.

It was not clear whether any witness confirmed seeing the document, one of the people said.


The investigation into the obstruction, meanwhile, has focused on whether the failure by Trump to fully comply with the subpoena last year was a deliberate act of obstruction because he wanted to retain the classified documents even after he had left office, the people said.

Last June, the since-recused Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran found 38 classified documents in the storage room at Mar-a-Lago and told the justice department that no further materials remained there – which came into question when the FBI seized 101 more classified documents months later.

Corcoran later told associates he felt misled because he had asked whether he should search elsewhere at Mar-a-Lago, such as Trump’s office, but was waved off, the Guardian first reported. Corcoran’s notes also showed he told Trump he had to return all classified documents in his possession.










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Could Donald TRUMP Go to Prison Over Secret Files?

Former W.H. Lawyer Predicts Trump Will Go to Jail

Former US President Donald Trump has been criminally charged for the second time in three months.


BBC 9 JUNE 2023







This time, the subject is his handling of classified files after he left the White House. Thousands of documents were seized in an FBI search at his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago last year, including about 100 marked as classified.

Legal experts say that Mr Trump, who is running for president again in 2024, could face prison if convicted of mishandling the documents, or of obstructing the investigation into whether he did.

He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, and said he "never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former president of the United States".



When Will Trump be Arrested?


On his social media platform Truth Social, Trump said he has been asked to appear at a federal courthouse in Miami on Tuesday 13 June.

The US Secret Service will be meeting on Friday with the former president's staff and the Secret Service officers assigned to him, a law enforcement official told the BBC's US partner CBS News.

They will plan Trump's travel to court in Florida, and his appearance to be arraigned.

Ahead of the hearing, US Secret Service agents will perform threat assessments of the federal courthouse in Miami and its surroundings, and work with court officers to form a security plan.


Will He Be Handcuffed and Finger-Printed?


Before news of the indictment broke, Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond in Virginia, told the BBC that Mr Trump's arrest would likely follow a similar pattern to his arrest in April on charges of falsifying business records in relation to alleged hush-money payments made to Stormy Daniels.

At the time, Mr Trump handed himself over to authorities in New York and appeared in court to plead not guilty. He was fingerprinted but he was not put in handcuffs and did not have a mugshot taken.

Mr Tobias said it was improbable that Mr Trump would be handcuffed or have his mugshot taken at this time.

"I think unlikely, given his stature as a former president and the slim likelihood that he's a flight risk," Mr Tobias said. "He's going to show up to at least negotiate or fight... but I don't think they need to use those types of procedures."

Once Mr Trump's arrest paperwork is completed, he will be considered under arrest and in custody. Once the paperwork is processed, he would be arraigned - meaning that he will hear the charges and enter a plea in court.


What is The Case About?

When Mr Trump left office in January 2021, he was supposed to hand over all presidential records, which are considered federal property.

It is illegal for officials, including former presidents, to remove or keep classified documents at an unauthorised, insecure location.


But just months after Mr Trump left the White House, the US National Archives realised that some records were missing.


These included some of Mr Trump's correspondence with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and a letter that former president Barack Obama left for Mr Trump when he left office.

The agency requested the records, and some were handed over.

In August 2022, the justice department searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago property, seizing a further 11,000 documents, some of which were marked as classified or top secret, and some which were marked "TS/SCI", a designation for material that could cause "exceptionally grave" damage to US national security.

Other items included a binder of photos, a handwritten note, unspecified information about the president of France, and a clemency letter written on behalf of long-time Trump ally Roger Stone.


Could Trump be Jailed if Convicted?






Prosecutors are yet to confirm what exact charges Trump is facing. His lawyer Jim Trusty told CNN the former president had received details of the charges in a summons document.

He said they included conspiracy, false statements, obstruction of justice, and illegally retaining classified documents under the Espionage Act.

Several of these are considered serious charges.


Espionage Act violations can carry up to 10 years in prison, while obstruction of justice - also a felony - carries a maximum penalty of 20 years.



It is by no means certain that Mr Trump would be convicted. Some legal experts believe it would be difficult to prove that he committed a crime.

For the obstruction of justice charges, for example, the law notes that prosecutors would have to show that Mr Trump or members of his team "knowingly" mishandled materials "to impede, obstruct or influence" the investigation.

It may ultimately prove difficult to prove that Mr Trump knew what was happening. He could also feasibly argue that his staff mishandled the documents without his consent.


What Has Trump Said About The Case?


Mr Trump announced his impending indictment on social media on Thursday night. The justice department has yet to comment.

In a series of Truth Social posts - as well as a video - Mr Trump repeatedly said he was innocent and characterised the indictment as "political warfare" against him before the 2024 election.

He has used a variety of arguments to defend his handling of the documents, including that he declassified the documents before they were discovered. While presidents have previously declassified documents directly, there is no evidence that Mr Trump did so or followed any existing procedure.

Mr Trump has also argued that some of the documents were personal and protected by executive privilege. This would mean that there was no requirement to turn them over to the national archives when he left office - the very premise of the case. The argument has largely been dismissed by legal experts.

David Super, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, told the BBC that he believes Mr Trump's lawyers are likely to argue that the former president was just a "really bad file clerk".

A key aspect of the case could be an audio recording in which Mr Trump reportedly said he knowingly kept documents and acknowledged he was limited in his ability to declassify him.

If this were true, Mr Super said that "it pretty much sinks him because that shows that he knows the things he's been saying in public are not true".


How Would Charges Affect Trumps' Presidential Campaign?


It is unclear what impact the new charges might have on Mr Trump's popularity with his supporters.

His arrest in New York had negligible impact on his popularity, and he remained the clear frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination for the 2024 general election.

From a legal standpoint, experts believe that the indictment - or even a possible conviction - does not present present an impediment to his bid to become president again.

Under US law, nothing prevents an individual from from running for office if facing criminal charges.


"It could certainly be a problem for him politically if he's indicted, and certainly, if he's convicted. People may think twice about whether they want to vote for him," Mr Tobias said. "But I don't think that will necessarily prevent his participation."


At least two people have previously run for president with criminal convictions. In 1920, socialist candidate Eugene Debs ran for president despite having been convicted of the Espionage Act in connection with a 1918 anti-war speech.

Conspiracist Lyndon LaRouche also ran for the presidency on multiple occasions despite having been convicted of fraud in 1988. One of his presidential bids, in 1992, took place while he was at a federal prison in Minnesota.


Both lost the election.






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TRUMP Facing 37 Felony Charges According to Unsealed Indictment

TRUMP Lawyers QUIT After Second Indictment

TRUMP is facing 37 felony charges related to the mishandling of classified documents, according to an indictment unsealed on Friday.


What's in the TRUMP indictment: US Nuclear Secrets and Files Kept HIDDEN in Shower


BBC 10 JUNE 2023





Files were also stored in a ballroom at Donald Trump's Florida property, Mar-a-Lago

Charges have also been filed against Walt Nauta, a personal aide to Mr Trump. The former White House military valet is accused of moving files to hide them from the FBI.

He has become the first former US president in history to face criminal charges on a federal level and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

The unsealing of the indictment claims that in July 2021, during a meeting with a writer, publisher, and two members of staff - none of whom had security clearance - Trump showed and described a highly confidential military "plan of attack".





Former President Donald Trump has been charged with mishandling hundreds of classified documents, including about US nuclear secrets and military plans.

The 37-count indictment accuses him of keeping the files at his Florida estate, including in a ballroom and a shower, and lying to investigators.

It alleges he then tried to obstruct the investigation into the handling of the documents.

Mr Trump, who is running for president again in 2024, denies any wrongdoing.

The 49-page indictment contains the first-ever federal charges against a former US president. It says the classified documents Mr Trump stored in his boxes contained information about:


United States nuclear programmes


Defence and weapons capabilities of both the United States and foreign countries


Potential vulnerabilities of the United States and its allies to military attack


Plans for possible retaliation in response to a foreign attack


Prosecutors say that when Mr Trump left office, he took about 300 classified files to Mar-a-Lago - his oceanfront home in Palm Beach, which is also an expansive private members' club.

The charge sheet notes that Mar-a-Lago hosted events for tens of thousands of members and guests, including in a ballroom where documents were found.


Prosecutors say Trump tried to obstruct the FBI inquiry into the missing documents by suggesting that his lawyer "hide or destroy" them, or tell investigators he did not have them.

"Wouldn't it be better if we just told them we don't have anything here?" Mr Trump said to one of his attorneys, according to the indictment.



Trump's first court appearance in the case will be in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday - the eve of his 77th birthday.

Mar-a-Lago "was not an authorised location" for classified documents to be kept or discussed, the indictment says.

Some files were allegedly stored on stage in the ballroom, where events and gatherings took place - and later in a bathroom and a shower, an office space, and Mr Trump's bedroom.

On two occasions in 2021, the former president showed classified documents to people without security clearance, including a writer and two members of staff.

At his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, which was also an "unauthorised location", he is said to have displayed and described a "plan of attack" that he told others had been prepared for him by the Department of Defense.



"As president I could have declassified it. Now I can't, you know, but this is still a secret," Mr Trump allegedly said, according to an audio recording.

Prosecutors say Mr Trump then showed off classified documents again in August or September 2021 at the Bedminster club.

The former US president "showed a representative of his political action committee who did not possess a security clearance a classified map".

This map "related to a military operation" and Mr Trump told the person "he should not be showing it" to them and they "should not get too close".

Special Counsel Jack Smith, who is overseeing the investigation, said on Friday that laws protecting national defence information were critical and must be enforced.

"We have one set of laws in this country, and they apply to everyone," he said in a brief statement in Washington.




Boxes of papers are stacked in a bathroom with a chandelier and a toilet visible, at Mar-a-Lago


In a social media post, Mr Trump blasted Mr Smith as a "deranged lunatic".

"He is a Trump hater - a deranged 'psycho' that shouldn't be involved in any case having to do with 'Justice,'" he wrote on his Truth Social platform.

Mr Trump pointed out that classified files were also found in President Joe Biden's former office and Delaware home, including in his garage.

The White House has previously said it immediately co-operated with officials as soon as those files were discovered, contrasting with Mr Trump's alleged efforts to obstruct investigators.


Shortly before the Department of Justice made the criminal charges public, two of Mr Trump's lawyers suddenly quit the case without much explanation, saying this was a "logical moment" to resign.

This is the second criminal case for Mr Trump, who is due to go on trial in New York next year in a state case involving a hush-money payment to a porn star.







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BBC 13 JUNE 2023





Donald Trump is spending the night in Miami, Florida, before he appears in court there on Tuesday charged with mishandling national security files.







He is holed up at his Trump Doral golf course complex near Miami. The former US president flew from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, to his Trump Doral resort near Miami.

Trump is facing dozens of charges of illegally retaining classified information, including some about nuclear secrets.


It is the second time this year he has been charged with a crime.



Trump, campaigning to make a return to the White House in 2024, has denied wrongdoing as he faces the first ever federal criminal prosecution against a former US president.

He appeared muted but unflustered as he strolled into the steakhouse at his Miami golf resort on Monday evening.

Trump greeted the smattering of guests at the BLT Prime restaurant with his signature thumbs-up, and even posed for a photo with a group of men enjoying their happy hour.

"With you all the way!" shouted one patron seated at the bar.

"Thank you very much," Trump replied, before security escorted him to the dining area.

The guests had an inkling of Trump's arrival when several security agents appeared and casually swept diners with metal detectors. A few had their phones ready to snap photos.

The staff, on the other hand, were nonchalant about their boss' presence, continuing to mix drinks and serve guests.

A handful of supporters were also at the bar. One woman sipped wine with a Trump flag draped over the back of her chair.

Trump has continued to strike a defiant tone. In an interview on a Spanish-language talk radio programme in Miami, he aired grievances with the indictment, while accusing the Biden administration of weaponising law enforcement agencies against him.

Meanwhile, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told reporters the city was preparing for Trump's court appearance.

Police will be deployed in anticipation of crowds up to 50,000 people, he said, though other sources told US media the expected number was in the low thousands.


"We encourage people to be peaceful," Mr Suarez said.

On Saturday, in his first public appearances since the charges were filed, Trump said the case amounted to "election interference" by the "corrupt" FBI and justice department.






The former president will appear in court alongside a close aide, Walt Nauta, who was charged by the same grand jury in Florida.

Mr Nauta faces six criminal counts related to alleged handling of national security documents. Both men are scheduled to make their initial appearances at 15:00 local time (20:00 BST).

A federal judge denied a request by news organisations for photo and video access during Tuesday's hearing - though a court sketch artist will be present.

Trump is expected to enter the building through an underground tunnel, avoiding both the anticipated crowds of supporters and counter-demonstrators and the media outside.

In an interview on WABC radio after the indictment, Trump URGED supporters to demonstrate.






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As expected, Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges in his 38-count indictment. His close aide, Walt Nauta also PLED
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Florida magistrate judge Jonathan Goodman will read the 38 criminal charges against him, as well as the six charges his personal aide and co-defendant Walt Nauta is facing.

Special Counsel Jack Smith - who announced the historic federal indictment last week - is attending the hearing and is sitting in the front row.




Who is Judge Jonathan Goodman?



Judge Jonathan Goodman, a magistrate judge, is presiding over Trump's Tuesday court appearance.



As the magistrate, he will handle the procedural aspects of today's proceedings, like reading Trump the 37 charges against him and hearing Trump's plea.

However, Goodman is not expected to continue with the case after today.

The Miami Herald, a local newspaper, once described Goodman as "a well-regarded veteran magistrate".


Proceedings will resume with judge Aileen M Cannon, who has been chosen to oversee the trial.





Aileen Mercedes Cannon (born 1981) is an American lawyer who was appointed by Donald Trump as a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Previously, Cannon worked for the corporate law firm Gibson Dunn from 2009 to 2012, and then as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Florida from 2013 to 2020.
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Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to historic charges of mishandling sensitive files at a federal court in Miami, Florida. Stony-faced Trump sat silently for 45 minutes through hearing

Mr Trump is the first US president - current or former - to be hit with a federal criminal indictment.

Arms crossed, in a dark suit and red tie, he sat in stone-faced silence for his second court appearance this year.



The Republican later travelled to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he addressed supporters.

Against a backdrop of American flags, Mr Trump, who is the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, struck a defiant tone and told the assembled crowd he had "every right" to hold the classified documents, but "hadn't had a chance to go through all the boxes".

He said he followed the law and went on to list series of unsubstantiated claims as well as grievances against President Joe Biden and his former rival Hillary Clinton.



Earlier in the day before leaving Miami, Mr Trump, on his social media platform Truth Social, thanked the city for "such a warm welcome on such a sad day for our country"

.... Not many turned out to support him


Just hours before, in a 13th-floor room of a federal courthouse in downtown Miami, a sombre, subdued Mr Trump looked on while his lawyer entered a plea of not guilty on 37 counts of illegally retaining classified documents and obstructing the government's efforts to get them back.

"We most certainly enter a plea of not guilty," the attorney, Todd Blanche, told the judge.

Mr Trump's co-defendant, Walt Nauta - a close aide charged with six criminal counts in the case - was sitting at the same table as the former president.


On the opposite side of the room sat the entire prosecution team, including special counsel Jack Smith, who announced the indictment last week.

The former president, who turned 77 on Wednesday, was allowed to leave court without any restrictions to domestic or international travel. Prosecutors told Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman the defendant was not considered a flight risk.

But Mr Trump will not be allowed to discuss the case with Mr Nauta.








After the hearing, the Republican flashed supporters a thumbs-up as his motorcade left the courthouse. As they drove away, an anti-Trump protester dressed in a prison jumpsuit ran into the street in front of the motorcade before he was pushed away by security - perhaps the most unruly moment of a largely peaceful day.


Mr Trump and his security detail travelled directly to Versailles, a popular Cuban restaurant in Miami's Little Havana, where he was greeted by a throng of supporters who lined up for photos with the former president.

He appeared to take part in a prayer with some patrons, and was treated to a chorus of Happy Birthday to You.

Alina Habba, a lawyer attorney for the former president, repeated the former president's claims that the charges were politically motivated as she addressed media outside court.

"We are at a turning point in our nation's history, the targeting prosecution of a leading political opponent is the type of thing you see in dictatorships like Cuba and Venezuela," she told reporters.

"What is being done to the President Trump should terrify all citizens of this country," she added.




Before the hearing, court officials said Mr Trump would not have a mugshot taken but would be digitally fingerprinted and asked to submit a DNA sample by swab.

A trial date has not yet been set, though the case is still earmarked for Aileen Cannon, a federal district judge in South Florida who was appointed by Mr Trump.







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TRUMP Offers New Reason For Not Giving Classified Material to Investigators

TRUMP Offers Dizzying New Justifications For Classified Documents as Former Cabinet Secretaries Sound The Alarm


BBC 22 JUNE 2023





Former President Donald Trump offered a dizzying multitude of new justifications Monday for keeping classified material after leaving the White House and refusing to give them back to the National Archives and Records Administration.

“I was very busy,” he told Fox News’ Bret Baier, explaining that he wanted to go through all the boxes identified by the Archives to remove personal things before handing them over.

TRUMP said he wanted to pull out “all sorts of things, golf shirts, clothing, pants, shoes,” interspersed with papers in his boxes.



He deflected about why exactly he kept all the sensitive material in the first place: “I don’t say I do.”

And as for the classified Pentagon document, which CNN first reported Trump is on tape acknowledging he held onto, the former president offered a new answer. He told Baier the paper he waved in front of people – which, according to the indictment, did not have security clearance – was not the document in question.

“I didn’t have any document per se,” he said, claiming the papers he had were newspaper and magazine articles.

And he denied to Baier that the Iran attack plan was ever in the boxes of documents – “not that I know of,” he said.



But during a Fox News town hall earlier this month, Trump said he didn’t “know anything about” the summer 2021 meeting at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club captured on the audio recording – a meeting that his former chief of staff appeared to recount in detail in his memoir, including a description of the document.

The changing and fuzzy explanations create the picture of a man unwilling to cooperate with records laws for the nation he again wants to lead.


Former Cabinet Officials Sound Alarm


While his top rivals for the Republican nomination are staying relatively quiet about his indictment, some of his top former Cabinet secretaries are not holding back.

“A defiant 9-year-old,” is what former Attorney General William Barr compared his former boss to during an appearance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.


“If true, that conduct was a flagrant crime that cannot be excused,” Barr added of the indictment in an op-Ed in the Free Press on Monday.


Barr left Trump’s administration before the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol and he has been critical of Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. He was not complimentary of Trump in a memoir published last year.

But Barr’s comments are noteworthy since he is also the attorney general who defended Trump from the Mueller report and worked alongside Trump for more than a year of his presidency.


‘No One is Above The Law’


Barr’s not alone. Trump’s former secretary of defense, Mark Esper, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that the revelations in the indictment jeopardize national security, although he was careful to add the “if the allegations are true” caveat to his answer.

“If the allegations are true that it contained information about our nation’s security, about our vulnerabilities, about other items, it could be quite harmful to the nation,” he told Jake Tapper, going on to call out “irresponsible action.”

“No one is above the law,” Esper added. “And so I think this process needs to play out and people held to account, the president held to account.”

Asked if Trump could be trusted with the nation’s secrets ever again, Esper said, “Based on his actions – again if proven true under the indictment by the special counsel – no.”


On Monday, the magistrate judge in the classified documents case agreed to prosecutors’ request that neither Trump nor his co-defendant, Walt Nauta, should be allowed to talk about information handed over to their lawyers as part of the discovery process – an expected ruling but nonetheless significant given Trump’s penchant for sharing things on social media.


This Has Been a Pattern


If anyone needs a reminder, there is a pattern of disgruntled former aides left in the former president’s wake.


Trump’s defense secretary who preceded Esper, James Mattis, had already turned full throttle against Trump before the 2020 election.

Trump had two confirmed attorneys general during his time in the White House and cut the first one – former Sen. Jeff Sessions – loose shortly after the 2018 midterm elections. He then opposed Sessions’ attempt to return to the Senate.

Trump’s former vice president, Mike Pence, while carefully reacting to news of the indictment, is among the 2024 Republican presidential candidates who say the legal process should proceed.

“I think we need to let the courts do their job. And let this case work its way through our judicial system,” he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” recently, saying it’s “premature” to discuss a possible pardon for Trump – the latest question facing the GOP field.


This is The Major Conundrum For Republicans at The Moment


Trump’s position in the primary has solidified even as his fitness to conduct the nation’s business has been questioned.

That so many who once worked for his administration ultimately turned against him, or were turned against by him, has long been a theme of his presidency. But it has not yet jeopardized his power in the party.


Unfair Prosecution vs. Dangerous Conduct


Barr parsed what fellow Republicans are saying in their defense of Trump.

There are those like Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the House Judiciary Committee chairman, who maintains that Trump had the power to declassify the documents he is accused of mishandling even if the former president is on tape saying he did not.

Others, Barr said, are focused more on the prosecution than the crime.

“I don’t think they’re actually defending his conduct, but they are saying it’s unfair to prosecute him,” Barr said.


Prosecutions Barr Opposes


That is an argument a longtime Republican like Barr can identify with. He opposes Trump’s prosecution in New York by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, for alleged participation in a hush money scheme before the 2016 election.

He also questions whether Trump should be prosecuted in connection with January 6, 2021, or his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

But this case, Barr has been arguing, is not the same because Trump brought it upon himself.

“Yes, he’s been a victim in the past. Yes, his adversaries have obsessively pursued him with phony claims. And I’ve been at his side defending against them when he is a victim. But this is much different. He’s not a victim here,” Barr said on “Fox News Sunday” last week.


These Other Cases Could Still be Brought


Trump’s prosecution in relation to the aftermath of the 2020 election is still a very real possibility in both Fulton County, Georgia, and at the federal level. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, a Democrat, has indicated she will make a charging decision in August after a years-long investigation.

Court filings in the classified documents case brought by special counsel Jack Smith refer to other “ongoing investigations.” (The special counsel’s office is also running that federal probe of the period after the 2020 election and leading up to the insurrection.)


A First Amendment Right to Say an Election is Stolen?


Any ultimate prosecution with regard to the 2020 election could be a mistake, Barr said, arguing a candidate should have First Amendment rights.

“We don’t want to get into a position where people can’t complain about an election and claim that an election was stolen.”

And he even sees legitimate explanations for the recording of Trump asking Georgia election officials to “find” him enough votes to win the swing state.

“There are innocent interpretations of what he said, which is, look, of all the votes that we think are bad, you certainly can find among them some that are slam-dunk,” Barr argued.

For the record, Barr left the administration after refusing to appease Trump’s unfounded insistence there had been election fraud in 2020, so it’s interesting to hear him offer a defense on that front.


There’s an Even Larger Question


Republicans can defend Trump against prosecution all they want, but for Barr, that’s not the point.

“The question is, should we be putting someone like this forward as the leader of the country, leader of the free world, who has engaged in this kind of conduct?” he asked.


When CBS’ Robert Costa asked if putting Trump in the White House again would put the country at risk, here’s how Barr answered:

“He will always put his own interests and gratifying his own ego ahead of everything else, including the country’s interests. There’s no question about it.”


Barr wasn’t done.
“Our country can’t be a therapy session for, you know, a troubled man like this.”






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TRUMP Heard on CNN Tape Discussing Military Secrets at Golf Club

Ex-president is heard discussing a Pentagon paper detailing plans to attack Iran with people who did not have security clearances



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An audio recording in which Donald Trump acknowledges keeping a classified document after leaving the White House has been obtained by US media.

In the recording, the former president is heard riffling through papers and saying: "This is highly confidential".

Mr Trump has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of mishandling sensitive files.



CNN was the first to publish the roughly two-minute clip, and said it comes from a July 2021 interview that Mr Trump gave with people working on the memoir of his former chief of staff Mark Meadows.

Mr Trump is heard saying "these are the papers" and referring to a document he calls "highly confidential".

It appears to be an audio recording referenced by federal prosecutors in their indictment of the former president.


Charges Say Trump Took US Nuclear Secrets


Prosecutors allege he showed classified documents to people without security clearance on two occasions, including a writer and two members of staff, in one instance in July 2021 at his golf club in New Jersey.

Mr Trump is facing 37 counts of illegally retaining classified documents and obstructing the government's efforts to get them back.

He has denied any wrongdoing and has said that all documents he took with him from the White House were declassified.

During the exchange, released by CNN and the Washington Post on Monday, Mr Trump is heard describing a document that he alleges is about possibly attacking Iran.

"He said that I wanted to attack Iran. Isn't it amazing?" Mr Trump says near the beginning of the clip.

"I have a big pile of papers, this thing just came up. Look," he says.

"See as president I could have declassified it," he says. "Now I can't, you know, but this is still a secret."

In an interview last week with Fox News, Mr Trump denied that he provided secret documents to people unauthorised to view them.

"There was no document. That was a massive amount of papers and everything else talking about Iran and other things," Mr Trump said.


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Donald Trump Recorded Saying He Kept Classified File After Leaving Office


The recording, obtained by CNN, includes new details from a conversation that is a critical piece of evidence in special counsel Jack Smith’s indictment of Trump over the mishandling of classified information. It includes a moment when Trump seems to indicate he was holding a secret Pentagon document with plans to attack Iran.

The episode is one of two referenced in the indictment where prosecutors allege that Trump showed classified information to others who did not have security clearances, CNN reported.

In the conversation, Trump is talking with people helping his former chief of staff Mark Meadows write a book. His aide, Margo Martin, regularly taped conversations with authors to ensure they accurately recounted his remarks.

According to the recording aired on CNN, Trump refers to the document and its classified status.

“These are the papers,” Trump says in the audio recording, while he’s discussing the Pentagon attack plans, a quote that was not included in the indictment.

“This was done by the military and given to me,” Trump continues, before noting that the document remained classified. “See as president I could have declassified it,” he says. “Now I can’t, you know, but this is still a secret.” Prompting laughter in the room.






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TRUMP Revealed Highly Classified Intelligence to Russia...TRUMP met with Sergey V. Lavrov, Russias’ foreign minister. American journalists were barred, but Russia released photographs.


One of the officials said the intelligence discussed by Trump in his meeting with Lavrov was classified “Top Secret” and held in a secure “compartment” to which only a handful of intelligence officials have access.



TRUMP took classified documents including information on nuclear weapons and secret plans to attack a foreign country






The businessman, Anthony Pratt, a billionaire member of Mar-a-Lago who runs one of the worlds’ largest cardboard companies, went on to share the sensitive details about the submarines with several others, the people said. Trumps’ disclosures, they said, potentially endangered the U.S. nuclear fleet.


Federal prosecutors working for the special counsel, Jack Smith, learned about Mr. Trumps’ disclosures of the secrets to Mr. Pratt, which were first revealed by ABC News, and interviewed him as part of their investigation into the former presidents’ handling of classified documents, the people said.




According to another person familiar with the matter, Mr. Pratt is now among more than 80 people whom prosecutors have identified as possible witnesses who could testify against Mr. Trump at the classified documents trial, which is scheduled to start in May in Federal District Court in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Mr. Pratt’s name does not appear in the indictment accusing Mr. Trump of illegally holding on to nearly three dozen classified documents after he left office and then conspiring with two of his aides at Mar-a-Lago to obstruct the government’s attempts to get them back.

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Plumber, Maid and Chauffeur Among Mar-a-Lago Staff Who May Testify Against Trump, Report Says

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A plumber, a maid, a chauffeur and a woodworker are among Mar-a-Lago staffers and contract workers who federal prosecutors may call to testify against former President Donald Trump and his co-defendants, according to multiple people familiar with the investigation.





New information is being revealed about the scope of Jack Smith’s investigation into Donald Trump’s handling of classified information at Mar-a-Lago and depicts a startling number of seemingly random people now caught up in his prosecution.

A report on Thursday detailed for the first time how Mr Smith’s team of prosecutors is considering calling a number of lower-level staff at Mr Trump’s sprawling resort complex in Palm Beach to testify in the case against the former president. Those unnamed staffers include a maid assigned to clean Mr Trump’s living area, a woodworker who was called to the premises for work on a project in Mr Trump’s bedroom, and even the ex-president’s personal chauffeur

One source told the network that the woodworker told investigators he saw a stack of papers in the suite, in the vicinity of where investigators have alleged the ex-president was keeping all or part of his documents stash.

The worker reportedly told authorities that he wasn’t sure whether or not the papers he saw were classified, and described thinking of them as a possible movie prop

The network also reported, citing one person familiar with the ex-president’s reaction, that Mr Trump went “ballistic” when he learned Jack Smith’s team was speaking to his maid.

The twice-impeached ex-president has plead not guilty to more than three dozen criminal charges relating to the case. He is accused of hoarding sensitive military documents and other classified information at his Mar-a-Lago resort, and attempting to destroy evidence of his supposed crimes along with his valet, Walt Nauta, and Mar-a-Lago’s property manager.


The former president also remains under a number of other criminal investigations, and was most recently charged with numerous felonies in Fulton County, Georgia.





At the same time, he remains the heavy favourite to win the Republican nomination for president, according to all available polling.





His trial in the case is currently set for May of 2024, but a judge in the case has indicated that she may delay that date to give Mr Trump’s team more time to review the government’s evidence.





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Former President Donald Trump was warned by his attorney that failing to comply with a classified documents subpoena would 'be a crime'.

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Jennifer Little told Jack Smiths' investigators she'd explicitly warned Trump about his legal liability and he 'absolutely' understood the stakes of not complying


A lawyer who works for Donald Trump informed the former president last fall, just days after the Justice Department issued a subpoena, that failing to return classified materials to the U.S. government was a crime, according to a report published Wednesday.

The Trump lawyer, Jennifer Little, told Special Counsel Jack Smith's investigators she had explicitly warned Trump about his legal liability and that he "absolutely" understood the stakes of not complying, sources familiar with the matter told the television network.

Trump hired Little in March 2021 soon after he left the White House as Georgia authorities began their probe into the 2020 election. ABC reported that the former Georgia state prosecutor soon started working for Trump on the classified documents case, and issued the warning at Mar-a-Lago alongside lawyer Evan Corcoran.

Little's testimony is potentially one piece of evidence that led Smith to charge Trump with knowingly violating classified documents laws, ABC reported.

Trump has pleaded not guilty to the 40 counts he faces in the federal criminal case, which is currently scheduled to go to trial in Fort Pierce, Fla., in May 2024. Little is currently a member of Trump's legal defense team in Georgia, where the former president is fighting 13 state felony counts connected to the 2020 election.

Several of Trumps’ former attorneys have testified against him, with some, such as Jenna Ellis and Sydney Powell, being indicted alongside Trump as co-conspirators in Georgia and taking plea deals in exchange for serving as witnesses.







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'Putting Her on Notice': Jack Smith Losing Patience With Judge Cannon, Who Supports TRUMP, in Mar-a-Lago Documents Case

Jack Smith Hits Back at Judge Cannons’ DANGEROUS Order on TRUMP Case


Special Counsel Smith is showing increasing frustration with Judge Aileen Cannon in the Trump classified documents case

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Judge overseeing classified documents case rejected TRUMPS special counsel Jack Smith’s bid to keep government witnesses secret.








Special Counsel Jack Smith on Thursday night warned that the judge in Donald Trumps’ Mar-a-Lagoclassified documents case has made a “clear error” that could put witnesses at risk.


Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, a TRUMP appointee, ruled that some unredacted discovery documents should be made available to Trump’s legal team. Those documents could expose sensitive information, including the names of potential witnesses.


It’s hardly surprising that Smith has spoken out about the ways in which Cannon’s decision could end very badly. In a court filing on Thursday, the special counsel urged the judge to reconsider.


“That discovery material, if publicly docketed in unredacted form as the Court has ordered, would disclose the identities of numerous potential witnesses, along with the substance of the statements they made to the FBI or the grand jury

Exposing them to significant and immediate risks of threats, intimidation, and harassment, as has already happened to witnesses, law enforcement agents, judicial officers, and Department of Justice employees whose identities have been disclosed in cases in which defendant Trump is involved,” he wrote.


Smith also reminded Cannon of an Eleventh Circuit decision that goes against her recent decision;

“The Eleventh Circuit has held that the compelling-interest standard applied by the Court does not apply to ‘documents filed in connection with motions to compel discovery,’ which instead may be sealed or redacted simply upon a showing of ‘good cause,’” he wrote.

The Eleventh Circuit, coincidentally, is the same court that once struck down Cannon’s decision to grant Trump’s request to appoint a special master in the classified documents case.


It won’t be hard for Smith to demonstrate the “good cause” for not releasing those documents. Throughout his legal trials, Trump has made a habit out of harassing courtroom staff, plaintiffs, and witnesses.

The threats that Trump can bring to bear against his perceived enemies are so well documented that legal experts have raised the alarm about the safety of witnesses and jurors in his future trials—and jurists have acted on their advice. In the E. Jean Carroll trial that wrapped up last month, the jury was partially sequestered and fully anonymous.

Jurors were warned not to share their names even with each other, using numbers instead. Judge Lewis Kaplan took those steps precisely because he was worried about Trump’s behaviour.

Moments after the jury delivered its massive $83.3 million verdict against Trump, Kaplan gave them an ominous warning: “My advice to you is that you never disclose that you were on this jury.”





Trump is facing 40 counts for keeping classified documents long after he left the White House. His aide, Walt Nauta, and a Mar-a-Lago employee, Carlos De Oliveira, are also facing charges.











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TRUMP Appeared at Federal Court in Florida For Closed SECRET Hearing in His Classified Documents Case

High-Stakes Closed Door Hearings Over Evidence in TRUMP Mar-a-Lago Documents Case on Monday

His motorcade left after several hours as supporters called his name.

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FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Seeking to turn legal problems into political gain, former President Donald Trump arrived Monday to a crowd of supporters at a federal courthouse in Florida for a closed hearing in the criminal case charging him with mishandling classified documents.


In the latest mixing of court appearances into Trumps’ election-season calendar, supporters with signs and flags assembled outside a courthouse barricade as a Trump campaign message to allies with the subject line of “I’m in court. Again!” warned that unspecified opponents “want me arrested” and “erased from the ballot.”


The message reinforced his teams’ strategy of politicizing his four criminal prosecutions, including in Florida, where he faces dozens of felony counts accusing him of hoarding highly classified records at his Mar-a-Lago estate and obstructing FBI efforts to get them back.




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Judge Cannon Schedules PRIVATE Conference Call With TRUMP Lawyers to Discuss Documents Access

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon has scheduled a "sealed" conference call with lawyers representing Donald Trump in the federal case brought by special counsel Jack Smith on classified national defense information recovered from Mar-a-Lago.


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The call, which will take place on Friday at 3:30pm ET, concerns "their challenge vs Special Counsel requests to withhold or redact in certain classified docs that will be turned over in discovery"


This comes shortly after Cannon denied requests by Trumps' lawyers to consolidate a large number of filings into one, which was a win for Smith, who warned such a move would tie up the court even longer in reviewing surprise legal theories from Trump and other defendants.


It also comes as Smith urges Cannon to reconsider her order to turn over discovery documents that could potentially reveal identities of witnesses in a way that would give Trump the ability to engage in witness tampering.


That order, in particular, enraged some legal experts, and even had some suggesting Smith had the ammunition he needs to go to a higher court and ask that they force Cannon off the case.


Cannon, who was herself appointed by Trump, has repeatedly triggered controversy throughout the case by intervening in ways that appear to one-sidedly benefit the former president.









Before the indictment against Trump was even handed down, Cannon tried to block the FBI from reviewing classified documents seized at Mar-a-Lago pending review by a special master, which interfered with a parallel counterintelligence investigation into whether any of the information Trump had in his resort was compromised.

Ultimately, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, including two other judges Trump had appointed, ruled against her, ordering her to allow federal authorities access to the recovered documents.




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