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Trump lawyer in June said classified material had been returned -NY Times

World Aug 13, 2022 04:20PM ET
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© Reuters. An itemized list of property seized in the execution of a search warrant by the FBI at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, shows documents listed as "Secret," "Confidential" and "Top Secret" is seen after being released by the U.S. District

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A lawyer for former U.S. President Donald Trump signed a statement in June that said all classified material held in boxes at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence had been returned to the government, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

The statement was signed after Jay Bratt, a top national security official in the U.S. Department of Justice, visited Trump's South Florida beach club on June 3, the New York Times reported. Bratt met with two Trump lawyers to discuss the handling of classified information during the visit, the newspaper said.

Trump is under federal investigation for possible violations of the Espionage Act, which makes it unlawful to spy for another country or mishandle U.S. defense information, including sharing it with people not authorized to receive it, a search warrant made public on Friday showed.

FBI agents searched Mar-a-Lago this week and removed 11 sets of classified documents including some marked as top secret, according to the Justice Department.

The existence of the Trump attorney statement suggests that Trump and his team may not have fully disclosed information about classified documents in the former president's residence, the Times reported.

Reuters was not able to independently confirm the report. The Justice Department declined to comment.

Taylor Budowich, a Trump spokesperson, criticized the FBI search in a statement as an "unprecedented and unnecessary raid" that was part of another "Democrat-fabricated witch hunt."

Budowich did not confirm or deny the New York Times report.

The chairs of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Reform on Saturday asked the director of national intelligence, Avril Haines, to review what damage may have been done to national security by Trump's having the highly classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.

"Former President Trump's conduct has potentially put our national security at grave risk. This issue demands a full review, in addition to the ongoing law enforcement inquiry," the two committee chairs, both Democrats, said in a three-page letter, which they publicly released.

Representative Carolyn Maloney is chair of the Oversight Committee, and Representative Adam Schiff is chair of the Intelligence Committee.

Trump lawyer in June said classified material had been returned -NY Times
 

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gab nea
gab nea Aug 16, 2022 8:02AM ET
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I understand uneducated trump cant read. his father sent him to military school to make an honorable man out of him. well Fred, that didnt work out did it?
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Aug 15, 2022 11:52AM ET
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"A lawyer for former U.S. President Donald Trump signed a statement in June that said all classified material held in boxes at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence had been returned to the government"  -- how is that with all the money Trump has (or so he claimed), he continues to hire the most incompetent lawyers???
gab nea
gab nea Aug 14, 2022 9:09AM ET
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trump was a problem for over 4 yrs now he is out to pasture! it's the radical republicans going forward that must be expelled now!
gab nea
gab nea Aug 14, 2022 8:07AM ET
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even his lawyers are liars! how does one orange low life attract so many others?
Ken Roth
Ken Roth Aug 13, 2022 5:45PM ET
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Sorry trump psykofants…your master is heading straight to jail this time….after a life of lies and deception reality has caught up with him and the teflon is warn thin….he is caught with stolen national secrets which is a clear violation of us law. Last time we caught one was in 1953 with 1 document concerning our nuclear arsenals he was executed. So i suggest you go look for another master
Ivan Lazo
Ivan Lazo Aug 13, 2022 4:59PM ET
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Is it fair to call him teflon Don? Nothing sticks to him, the democrats have investigated the man for the better part of 6 years, and nothing, and I mean nothing sticks. Millions of dollars wasted on the most investigated man alive and tney cannot find a ********thing. Shame on them!
Brad Albright
Brad Albright Aug 13, 2022 4:59PM ET
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What is your opinion of the documents discovered at the former president's residence?
Don Getty
Don Getty Aug 13, 2022 4:59PM ET
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Brad Albright  what I want to hear is the Lawyer who signed that documents comments! I suspect any attorney representing trump from this point on is wanting a) to be paid in cash up front, b) signed I've given full disclosure list disclosures so the lawyers *******is covered, and c) gag's that trump will shut up publicly on any subject that they are representing him on.
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gab nea Aug 13, 2022 4:59PM ET
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corrupt disgraced bill Barr lied and contoured his values to shield him from prosecution.
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rasheed abdul Aug 13, 2022 4:59PM ET
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The pinnacle of Exceptionalism, "Do as we will". Lets hope not at the cost of a nation at war with its self.
 
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