In this aerial view, former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is seen on Sept. 14, 2022, in Palm Beach, Florida.
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Appointed Special Master Document review Federal agents detained at Donald Trump’s Florida estate have given the former president until next Friday to back up his allegations that the FBI planted evidence in the Aug. 8 search.
After the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Trump and his lawyers publicly indicated on multiple occasions that agents had planted evidence during the search, without providing evidence. “Someone planted information?” Trump wrote on his Truth social platform on August 12.
In a filing Thursday, Senior US District Judge Raymond J. Deary of New York, the court-appointed special master, ordered Trump’s lawyers to return copies of all unclassified items seized in the case by Monday.
He then ordered Trump’s team to submit a “declaration or affidavit” of any items of inventory removed from Mar-a-Lago that “were not seized from the plaintiff’s claimed premises,” meaning items that were placed there by someone else. .
Derry asked Trump’s lawyers to identify any items seized by agents but not listed on the list. “This deposition shall be the plaintiff’s final opportunity to raise any factual dispute as to the completeness and accuracy of the detailed property inventory,” the judge wrote.
Both parties in the case have been ordered to appear for a status conference on October 6.
beloved As previously asked Trump’s attorneys released more than 100 sensitive documents found at his country club to federal agents for more information.
Although Trump has claimed in public statements that he can release the material simply by thinking about it, his lawyers’ arguments in court have narrowed. They suggested so in the filing At least something The White House documents he took to Mar-a-Lago were declassified, but never actually claimed.
Trump’s lawyer Told the judge in the letter Monday that they did not want to release that information yet because it could force them to prematurely “disclose a defense to the merits of any subsequent charges.”
That issue became irrelevant Wednesday, when a federal appeals court should order the documents classified will not be included In the review of the special master.