Special counsel Jack Smith wants to compel one of Trump’s lawyers to testify about a phone call he had with the former president with classified documents.
Special Counsel Jack Smith is pushing to question the lawyer about the alleged phone calls to former President Donald Trump as they build evidence that Trump could obstruct the government’s efforts to access classified materials he kept after he left the White House. Sources familiar with the matter told ABC.
The alleged call came on the same day that investigators asked the Trump Organization for surveillance footage from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, even after one of his attorneys testified under oath that the government had complied with subpoenas for the remaining documents in his possession.
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The attorney/client privilege does not cover attorneys and clients involved in criminal activity. Much attention has been paid to the behavior of Trump’s lawyers, who lied about Trump’s lies or that all classified documents against Trump had been turned over.
Special Counsel Smith is building a potential obstruction of justice case against Donald Trump.. Working for Donald Trump tends to put lawyers in legal jeopardy.And Trump’s lawyers either lied or helped obstruct justice.
Either way, having Trump’s lawyer testify in an obstruction of justice case against the 2024 Republican presidential nominee could be a big change.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform activities.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Association of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association
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