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Trump Has Much to Say. Jack Smith Does Not

Ex-president vents about potential indictment over classified documents while special counsel remains silent

(Newser) - We're apparently going to learn very soon whether the Justice Department will criminally charge Donald Trump over his handling of classified documents . And a day after Trump's legal team met with DOJ officials to make their case, Trump himself had plenty to say on the matter, reports the...

Trump Lawyers Make Case in Person on Classified Papers

Decision on whether the former president will face criminal charges is expected soon

(Newser) - Mike Pence is off the hook . Now lawyers for Donald Trump say he should be as well in regard to his handling of classified documents. The Washington Post reports that three Trump attorneys went to the Justice Department Monday morning and met with DOJ officials to make their case that...

Mike Pence Is in the Clear Over Classified Documents

Justice Department won't file charges after classified material was found at his home

(Newser) - Mike Pence won't face criminal charges related to the discovery of classified documents at his Indiana home. The Department of Justice sent a letter to Pence's attorney on Thursday informing him that, after an investigation into the potential mishandling of classified information, no criminal charges will be sought,...

Trump Owns Having Classified Document on Recording: Report

Former president also reportedly mentions limitations on his ability to declassify records

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors have obtained a 2021 recording in which former President Trump speaks of having kept a classified military document about a potential attack on Iran after leaving the White House, while noting that it is secret and that he hadn't declassified it, according to CNN and the New ...

Leak Suspect, 21, Faced Multiple Work Warnings

Jack Teixeira was found viewing classified intelligence unrelated to his job over months

(Newser) - Jack Teixeira's lawyer wants him released on bond as he awaits trial for allegedly sharing government secrets on the internet, arguing the 21-year-old who lives at home with his parents isn't as scary as the government is making him out to be. According to Brendan Kelley, Teixeira only...

Prosecutors Are Probing Trump's Ties to LIV Golf

Classified documents investigation also examines possible gaps in security footage

(Newser) - The Justice Department has found an insider witness in its intensifying investigation into former President Trump's handling of classified documents. That's according to the New York Times , which reports the unknown witness, who worked for Trump at Mar-a-Lago, has handed over a photo of the storage room where...

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'Here, Have Some Leaked Documents'

Latest intelligence leak first surfaced on a gaming forum

(Newser) - Two things to know about the latest leak of US intelligence reports in the news over the last few days: It appears to be both serious and bizarre. The Justice Department is still trying to figure out what happened and assess the damage, reports the Washington Post . Many of the...

US Leak Reveals More Than War Secrets

Justice Department investigates while Pentagon assesses the damage

(Newser) - The leak of US classified documents concerning Ukraine's defense against the Russian invasion has done more than reveal information that could help opposing nations on the battlefield. The files also provide a detailed look at US intelligence operations, including whom the US is spying on and how, the Washington ...

Possible Trouble for Trump in Separate Case

'Washington Post' reports obstruction charges over classified documents are possible

(Newser) - Tuesday is a big day in Trump World, with the former president expected to be arraigned in a Manhattan courtroom on charges related to hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels. But the Washington Post is out with a story that serves as a reminder of a separate legal headache he faces....

Feds Score a Win in Mar-a-Lago Documents Case

Trump lawyer ordered to hand over documents connected to investigation

(Newser) - A federal appeals court in a sealed order Wednesday directed a lawyer for Donald Trump to turn over to prosecutors documents in the investigation into the former president's retention of classified records at his Florida estate. The ruling is a significant win for the Justice Department, which has focused...

Judge: Trump's Attorney-Client Privilege May Be 'Pierced'

Sources say special counsel Jack Smith claimed Trump misled his lawyers over classified docs

(Newser) - Friday was federal Judge Beryl Howell's last day as chief judge on DC's US District Court, but before she stepped down, she entered a sealed filing with developments on the case involving classified documents seized from former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate last August. Within that filing, sources...

Mar-a-Lago Staffers Called to Testify About Classified Docs

Dozens of subpoenas apply to servers, housekeeper, Trump aides: CNN

(Newser) - While a grand jury in Manhattan is hearing from witnesses as it considers an indictment of former President Trump over a hush money payment to a porn star, another in Washington, DC, is expected to hear from at least two dozen witnesses as it weighs Trump's handling of classified...

Classified Folder Helped Trump Sleep: Lawyer

Empty 'Classified Evening Summary' folder blocked light on phone, Timothy Parlatore says

(Newser) - A lawyer for Donald Trump has explained what one folder labeled "classified" was used for at the former president's Florida home. "He has one of those landline telephones next to his bed, and it has a blue light on it, and it keeps him up at night,...

One More Classified Document Found at Pence Home

Justice Department conducted an hours-long search in Indiana

(Newser) - The FBI discovered an additional document with classified markings at Mike Pence’s Indiana home during a search Friday, per the AP . Pence adviser Devin O’Malley said the Department of Justice completed “a thorough and unrestricted search of five hours" and removed “one document with classified markings...

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FBI to Search Pence's Home

Agency plans its own check for classified material

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence's legal team reported last month it had found classified documents at his home in Indiana. Now the FBI is planning its own search, NBC News reports. Pence's lawyers and the Justice Department are negotiating a date, per the Wall Street Journal . Attorney General...

Biden Lawyer: No Classified Docs Found in Beach House Search

But FBI removed materials for further review

(Newser) - Bob Bauer, President Biden's personal lawyer, says the FBI searched the president's Delaware beach house for more than three hours Wednesday and did not find any documents with classified markings—but agents "took for further review some materials and handwritten notes that appear to relate to his...

Pence: 'I Take Responsibility' on Documents

Former vice president concedes classified material shouldn't have been at his home

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he takes "full responsibility" after classified documents were found at his Indiana home. In his first public comments since the discovery, Pence said he hadn't been aware that the documents were in his residence but acknowledged his lack of awareness...

Take Another Look, Archives Asks Former Presidents

Letter asks administrations dating to Reagan's to recheck for classified records

(Newser) - The National Archives has asked former US presidents and vice presidents to recheck their personal records for any classified documents they might inadvertently have kept, following the discovery of such records in the possession of former President Donald Trump, President Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence . The Archives sent...

Other Presidents Sound All-Clear on Classified Records

Obama, Clinton staffs say documents were turned over to National Archives

(Newser) - With out-of-place classified documents now unearthed in several states and offices, a couple of former presidents made clear Wednesday that there's nothing to find in their garages or studies. The staffs of former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton told the Hill on Wednesday that all classified material in...

Classified Documents Found at Mike Pence's Home

Lawyer finds them at his Indiana residence, turns them over to the FBI

(Newser) - Mike Pence just joined the list of former presidents or vice presidents in possession of classified documents. CNN reports that a lawyer for the former vice president found the documents at Pence's Indiana residence and turned them over to the FBI. No word yet on the subject matter of...

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