Former Trump Justice Department spokesperson Sarah Isgur has said that the special master appointed with reviewing the Mar-a-Lago documents is making Trump’s legal team either “put up or shut up” regarding all of their claims that the documents found in the estate were declassified.
Isgur during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” said that the special master, Judge Raymond Dearie, really asked Trump’s lawyers to provide evidence supporting Trump’s claims of declassification, but so far his lawyers have refused to abide by the requests.
Dearie is asking that either Trump’s lawyers make all of the required statements in a court filing, or they stop their client from publicly exclaiming that the documents were declassified.
During their raid in Mar-a-Lago, the FBI seized over 100 documents that had varying levels of classification. The FBI raid is part of an ongoing investigation into whether Trump violated the Espionage Act.
Dearie also said that so far Trump’s legal team has not provided any evidence to refute the claims that the documents were classified. He also said that “as far as I’m concerned, that’s the end of it.”
Trump has criticized the FBI raid as being politically motivated and has stated that as President he had the right to declassify documents just by “thinking about it.” He has also claimed that the FBI planted evidence, which is once again something Dearie has requested evidence of to be provided in court, but Trump has failed to provide any evidence.
Dearie was appointed to the task of going through all of the seized documents after Trump filed a request for a special master to review all of the seized documents.