Trump’s Defense: Here Is His Attorneys’ Likely Game Plan

  • Former President Donald Trump’s defense team appears to be preparing a legal defense to the 37 counts of federal chargesagainst him on two main fronts: that the underlying offense of possessing classified documents isn’t criminal, and that the Justice Department acted unethically in its pursuit of the case.
  • Prosecutors said they had evidence that Trump concealed classified records from federal officials and, on at least two occasions captured in audio recordings, showed sensitive records to visitors at his Mar-a-Lago home.
  • Jim Trusty, one of Trump’s lawyers until a shake-up Friday morning, echoed the same sentiment in multiple interviews Thursday and Friday.
  • “[Trump] knows that the whole process, starting with the archivists, was a corrupt and politicized one,” Trusty said in an interview with CNN. The DOJ has leaked stuff every day of the week on this case.”
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