DOJ Reveals ‘Evidence Of a Crime’ In Trump’s Handling Of Classified Documents
Federal prosecutors investigating former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents reportedly presented “evidence of a crime” as they asked a court to force his Trump’s attorney Evan Corcoran to provide additional testimony in the case.
Prosecutors alleged in writing to the judge that the former president used his attorney in furtherance of a crime or fraud, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing two sources familiar with the Justice Department’s motion.
The move to overcome the shield of attorney-client privilege represents the most aggressive yet by special counsel Jack Smith, who is leading the investigation.
Corcoran first testified to the grand jury last month when he was asked about what happened in the lead-up to the August search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, a person familiar with the situation said.
Corcoran declined to answer some questions before the grand jury that would have divulged his advice to Trump and their conversations, citing attorney-client privilege, the source added.
The case and filing remain under seal.
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