US District Judge Raymond Derry, who is serving as the special master in the Mar-a-Lago documents case, demanded Thursday that Donald TrumpLawyers of to prove Another claim of the former president: that The FBI “planted” the records.
Derry ordered Trump’s legal team to produce a list of specific items by September 30. An 11-page list from the Department of Justice of documents taken from the Mar-a-Lago resort — including top secret files — that “plaintiffs claim were not seized from the premises.” They must also furnish a list of any items seized that were not in the inventory, the order said.
“This submission will be from the plaintiff. Last chance to raise any factual dispute about the completeness and accuracy of the detailed property inventory,” Derry said.
Trump has repeatedly claimed that FBI agents “planted” records at Mar-a-Lago when they seized several boxes of documents from his private club and residence last month. The boxes were hidden there when the former president left office in January 2021.Planting information, anyone? Trump asked on his Truth social platform after the records were seized, presumably before he saw the inventory list.
Yet Trump also said he and family members watched on surveillance cameras as agents searched Mar-a-Lago and removed the contents, raising questions about how the FBI could secretly use a Can prove in time. Two of Trump’s attorneys were also present at Mar-a-Lago during the search, and one signed a list of boxes and “Miscellaneous Top Secret Documents“Which was removed.
Trump’s lawyers have not claimed in any legal filings that the evidence was planted. Nor have Trump’s lawyers claimed that the former president declassified any documents before they were taken out of the White House — as Trump has insisted.
Only staunch Trump allies and former Pentagon officials Kash Patel has publicly supported Trump’s claim that he has a “Standing orderRevealing anything removed from the White House. Trump insisted in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday that he did not have to follow any process to do so and that he had the authority to release the documents simply by doing so. “Thinking about it.”
Derry ordered Trump’s legal team to verify his claims on Tuesday. Declassified any of the files it took. Trump’s lawyers have not presented Trump’s position on this in any legal filing.
Lawyers have argued that they don’t want to make a declassification case before the actual trial. But Derry warned that even if he won’t insist that the records were declassified and the Justice Department shows they were, “As far as I’m concerned, that’s the end of it.“
He added: “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.“
A special master was appointed at Trump’s request to review nearly 11,000 pages of documents to determine whether anyone should be shielded from attorney-client or executive privilege. The name of the dairy was Filed by Trump’s legal team..
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department can Resume review The appeals court has also barred Derry from examining documents that have been marked classified, blocking part of a stay previously issued by U.S. District Judge Elaine Cannon on the seized secret records.
Cannon, whose ruling in Trump’s favor has been criticized by many legal experts for protecting the records seized at Mar-a-Lago. Amended your order.. It now says that the content is subject to a special master review. No longer included “Approximately one hundred documents with classification markings.”
This article was originally published by HuffPost and has been updated.
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