Trump Lawyers Lose Key Piece Of Evidence?

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On Friday, CNN reported that former President Trump’s attorneys had not yet found the classified document that Trump had been referring to in the audio recording following his departure from the White House.

Two sources revealed to CNN that the attorneys had given material to the FBI following a subpoena that was sent out in March. The documents that they had handed over at the time were related to the document that Trump was discussing in the audio recording, but they had not found the exact document he was referring to.

An earlier CNN report on Wednesday revealed that the DOJ had in its possession an audio recording in which Trump was discussing a document from a now-outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley which referred to a possible U.S. attack on Iran while at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey in July 2021.

Sources further revealed that prosecutors were looking for “any and all” documents and materials that were connected to Milley and Iran. A subpoena about this request was also sent to one of the people who were present at the meeting in Bedminster.  Trump’s attorneys were also informed that they needed to hand over the document that Trump had detailed in the recording as well as any other classified materials that might still be in their possession.

Trump dismissed these recent reports claiming that he did not know what they were referring to and that he had done everything right. In the past, he has frequently claimed that all the documents found in his Mar-a-Lago estate had been declassified before he left office.