Trump’s Lawyers Reportedly Tried To Convince DOJ To Drop Classified Doc Issue

Trump's Lawyers Request DOJ Drop Classified Doc Issue

( – Less than two weeks after former President Trump’s attorneys sent a scathing letter to United States Attorney General Merrick Garland, requesting a meeting with him to discuss what they believe to be an unprecedented and unfair investigation, his lawyers were photographed upon their arrival at the Department of Justice (DOJ). On June 6th, 2023, Special Counsel Jack Smith met with the 45th President’s team, but AG Garland did not attend the two-hour meeting. According to a Trump spokesperson, a prominent concern of the former president is “prosecutorial misconduct and overreach” by Special Counsel Smith.

Former President Trump shared a long message on Truth Social with his feelings about the case, maintaining his innocence and comparing his case with the investigation into President Biden’s purported mishandling of classified documents from his time in the Senate and when he was Vice President. He also pointed out the failure to prosecute President Bill Clinton or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for their classified document scandals, making the case that he should not be charged with anything. He maintains that he had the authority as President to declassify and retain any documents he desired.

On June 2nd, 2023, the FBI cleared former Vice President Mike Pence of any wrongdoing regarding the classified documents that he turned over back in January 2023. Upon the news of Trump and Biden having classified documents in their possession, Pence’s lawyers proactively searched his files, finding two boxes containing documents that they turned over to the FBI a few days later. Former VP Pence was confident he would be exonerated of any intentional mishandling, with a spokesperson reiterating his feelings after the matter was dropped.

Special Counsel Smith is reportedly investigating other matters involving the 45th President, including his role in the events surrounding January 6th, 2021, and certain aspects of his actions related to questioning of the 2020 Presidential Election.

Ultimately, Trump’s efforts were in vain. On June 9, news outlets reported that Trump was officially indicted the previous day on 37 counts related to his handling of classified documents.

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