Federal prosecutors in the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump said his claim that the charges are politically motivated “paints an inaccurate and distorted picture of events” in a filing to the court Friday.
The prosecutors, led by Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith, responded to Trump’s request seeking evidence of “bias and investigative misconduct,” including communications between the prosecution team and “members, relatives, and associates of the Biden administration.”
In the 67-page filing to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, they wrote, “The defendants rely on a pervasively false narrative of the investigation’s origins. … Their apparent aim is to cast a cloud of suspicion over responsible actions by government officials diligently doing their jobs.
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