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Trump Planned To Use Classified Docs as a ‘Bargaining Chip’ In Case He Was Arrested, His Ex-Lawyer Says



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Donald Trump’s alleged possession of “sensitive” classified documents at Mar-a-Lago was kept deliberately as a “get out of jail free” card should he be arrested for potential felonies, his former lawyer Michael Cohen said during an interview on CNN on Tuesday.

Cohen speculated that the maneuver to exchange information as a legal bargaining chip was thought out in advance as the potential legal fallout continues from the FBI search of Trump’s residence.

“The second they would put him in handcuffs, he would turn around and say I have the documentation showing, for example, where our nuclear launch pads are,” Cohen told CNN. “This is what I believe: He would use it and say, if you proceed with this, I’m telling you right now there are 20 of my loyal supporters, you don’t know who they are, but we will release that information to Russia, to Iran, to whoever it might be.”

Cohen added that Trump would carry out this plan because he “doesn’t care about this country.”

Trump has denied doing anything improper with the documents, calling the raid a political witch hunt and accusing the FBI of possibly planting evidence.

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