Trump Has 21 Days to Decide What Mar-a-Lago Records to Fight
- DOJ notified judge it turned over the bulk of seized records
- Trump’s team may assert some material should stay confidential
The Justice Department said Wednesday that it has turned over the bulk of documents seized from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate to the former president’s legal team, starting a 21-day clock for Trump to decide -- and officially declare -- precisely which records he wants off-limits in a criminal probe.
Trump’s legal team will have the next three weeks to go through the thousands of pages of documents and produce a spreadsheet detailing claims they want to press for why the government shouldn’t be allowed to use specific materials in its investigation. Those could include claims of attorney-client privilege or executive privilege, or that certain presidential records should be considered “personal” under federal law.