Donald Trump’s legal problems keep piling up and are threatening to drown the former president in a sea of indictments.
On Friday, two of Trump’s top White House lawyers appeared before a grand jury at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. amid multiple criminal investigations into the former president.
According to Politico, “former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone exited the courthouse just before 2:30 p.m., spending about six hours behind closed doors. His former deputy, Pat Philbin, departed just after 4 p.m., spending about four hours with the grand jury.”
It’s unclear precisely which investigation the pair were testifying about, but they were both present in the final days of Trump’s White House as boxes of documents — including highly sensitive national security secrets — were packed and shipped to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, the report by Politico states.
The report comes in the hill of an extraordinary run of catastrophic legal and political setbacks for Trump.
This week, a federal appeals court panel threw out his lawsuit against the Justice Department following the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago residence, removing the special master assigned to review the documents seized during the raid.
Additionally, politico notes, “the Justice Department appointed former public corruption chief Jack Smith as special prosecutor to preside over the Trump-focused Jan. 6 and Mar-a-Lago probes.”
“On top of those legal woes, the Supreme Court cleared the way for House Democrats to obtain six years of Trump’s tax returns.”
Read the full report at Politico.