Trump tells Mar-a-Lago special master that he got to decide which White House documents were his to keep

News November 12, 2022 News
Trump tells Mar-a-Lago special master that he got to decide which White House documents were his to keep

From CNN by Katelyn Polantz and Tierney Sneed, CNN

Former President Donald Trump argued in a newly public court filing that a president gets to decide whether records from his White House are personal documents – and that he had decided that all the records he took to Mar-a-Lago were in fact his personal property.

The argument is Trump’s latest legal bid to hold off parts of the criminal investigation into sensitive records kept at his Florida resort and home after he left the White House.

The Justice Department responded by saying that Trump’s legal theory for when he can deem records from his White House as personal is wrong.

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