Washington, (Globe Live Media) .- The United States Department of Justice accused former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) on Tuesday of having hidden or moved classified documents in his Florida residence, according to the last document delivered to the judge handling the case.
According to the document from the government led by Democrat Joe Biden, representatives of the former Republican president would have lied when they indicated that all the classified documents that Trump took with him from the White House had been returned, which would have justified the search warrant of the past August 8.
The Department of Justice accuses the former president’s team of “obstructing” the investigations of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and ensures that more than 100 classified documents were found in the registry that Trump had not previously delivered to the authorities.
On Monday, the Justice Department told the judge that it had completed a review of documents that were removed during the search of Trump’s home that may contain information covered by attorney-client privilege.
Through a preliminary order issued over the weekend, federal judge Aileen Cannon was willing to appoint an independent expert to supervise the search carried out on August 8 by FBI agents at Mar-a-Lago, the residence of Donald Trump in South Florida, as the former president has requested.
The judge summoned both parties to a hearing next Thursday in a federal court in West Palm Beach to deal with the lawsuit made by the former president, who requested the appointment of a “special teacher”, who is an independent expert, to supervise the case. from the registry at his home in Mar-a-Lago.
Through his lawyer Lindsey Halligan, Trump also requested a more detailed receipt of what was seized and the return of anything that was not included in the court order that authorized the search, during which the FBI recovered classified documents.
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