DOJ Seeks Contempt Charges Against Trump

  • The Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to hold former President Donald Trump in contempt of court for his failure to comply with a subpoena demanding the handover of records marked classified in his possession, CNN reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources.
  • A grand jury issued the subpoena earlier this year and Trump voluntarily cooperated with FBI agents who came to his Mar-a-Lago estate in June seeking to enforce it. Agents returned in force on August 8 and raided the compound to recover additional materials.
  • While the former president’s legal team has asserted that he is now in compliance with the subpoena, the DOJ disagrees and asked DC District Chief Judge Beryl Howell to hold him in contempt, per CNN.


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