ON ALERT: Trump lawyers scrambling to prepare defense against DOJ criminal investigation

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ON ALERT: Trump lawyers scrambling to prepare defense against DOJ criminal investigation

From Occupy Democrats | News by Ty Ross, news journalist for Occupy Democrats

The legal walls are closing in on Trump, and his attorneys know it. Trump’s lawyers are anxious over the Justice Department’s expanded criminal investigation into the former president’s and his allies’ attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.

People familiar with the matter — and written communications reviewed by Rolling Stone — back up the claim that Trump’s legal team has begun strategizing possible defenses and that the ex-President was briefed at least twice over the summer.

Anything and everything is on the defense table — from shifting blame to Trump’s advisers to claiming First Amendment and executive privilege protections.

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