Inside the DOJ’s aggressive effort to get Trump on documents charges

The Justice Department under the Biden administration was more aggressive when pursuing former President Donald Trump in the classified documents case than previously known, according to newly released court filings.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon on Tuesday unsealed hundreds of documents related to Trump’s 40-count federal indictment in Florida over his handling of sensitive records retrieved from his Mar-a-Lago resort home after he left the White House in January 2021. The unsealing comes months after arguments between special counsel Jack Smith and Trump’s defense team.

FILE – The indictment against former President Donald Trump is photographed on Friday, June 9, 2023. A pretrial conference Tuesday, July 18, to discuss procedures for handling classified information will represent the first courtroom arguments in the case before U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon
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