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Trump Allegedly Told Nuclear Sub Secrets to Aussie Billionaire

Federal prosecutors have since interviewed Anthony Pratt

(Newser) - Former President Trump allegedly shared classified information about US nuclear submarines with a billionaire Australian businessman who then went on to share the information with more than a dozen other people, according to sources who spoke to ABC News and the New York Times . Anthony Pratt, a member of Trump'...

New Trouble for Ex-CIA Worker in Biggest Classified Info Theft

Joshua Schulte now also convicted of possessing child sexual abuse images

(Newser) - A former CIA software engineer already convicted in the biggest theft of classified information in CIA history was convicted Wednesday on charges of possessing child sexual abuse images, the AP reports. A jury returned its verdict in Manhattan federal court against Joshua Schulte after prosecutors presented proof that Schulte had...

Mar-a-Lago's Ex-IT Chief Will Testify Against Trump: Report

Yuscil Taveras reportedly signs deal to avoid prosecution in classified documents case

(Newser) - A former attorney for the Mar-a-Lago ex-employee who flipped against his onetime boss , former President Trump, has revealed more about what allegedly went down. The former head of IT at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, identified by media outlets as Yuscil Taveras, has agreed to testify as a witness for the...

DOJ: After 180 on Testimony, Employee Implicated Trump

DOJ says Trump employee switched lawyers and immediately retracted prior testimony

(Newser) - Lawyers in the classified documents case against former President Trump say that one of Trump's employees, a potential witness in the case, changed his grand jury testimony to be more incriminating for Trump. The witness, described in court documents only as Mar-a-Lago's director of information technology, has been...

Mar-a-Lago's Property Manager Enters Plea

Carlos De Oliveira denies 4 charges in classified documents case

(Newser) - Mar-a-Lago's property manager pleaded not guilty Tuesday to four charges in former President Trump's classified documents case. Carlos De Oliveira, 56, is accused of conspiring with Trump to keep boxes of documents from being returned to the federal government, including through the attempted deletion of security footage . The...

New Charges: Trump, Employee Tried to Destroy Video Evidence
Trump, Valet Enter Plea
in Documents Case

Trump, Valet Enter Plea in Documents Case

They plead not guilty; arraignment of new defendant, Mar-a-Lago property boss, postponed

(Newser) - Donald Trump aide Walt Nauta appeared in a federal courtroom on Thursday to plead not guilty to charges in a superseding indictment in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case. Trump also entered a plea of not guilty to charges, including new allegations that he tried to delete security footage, but he...

Trump Has a Trial Date in Classified Documents Case

Judge sets trial for May 2024

(Newser) - A federal judge in Florida has scheduled a trial date for next May for former President Trump in a case charging him with illegally retaining hundreds of classified documents, reports the AP . The May 20, 2024, trial date, set Friday by US District Judge Aileen Cannon, is a compromise between...

At Center of Trump Documents Case: 1M Pages of Evidence

And 1.5K pages of classified documents; what defense attorneys and the jury see could be limited

(Newser) - US District Court Judge Aileen Cannon noted Tuesday that the volume of discovery materials to be turned over to the defense in the classified documents case against former President Trump would factor into her decision on when the former president will stand trial , per the Guardian . There are "1,...

Judge Signals Trump Trial Won't Start in December

But does not indicate when classified documents trial might begin

(Newser) - A federal judge signaled Tuesday that December may be too soon to begin former President Trump's landmark criminal trial concerning the mishandling of classified documents, but did not say whether she would agree to Trump's request to put the trial off until after the 2024 election , the AP...

Leak Suspect: Trump Isn't Held, So Why Am I?

Trump case undermines argument that Jack Teixeira is a flight and security risk: lawyers

(Newser) - The Massachusetts Air National Guard member accused of sharing military secrets on social media platform Discord filed an appeal Monday, arguing he should be released from prison while awaiting trial—just like former President Trump. Jack Teixeira, 21, has been in custody since his April 13 arrest. A judge sided...

'Nearly Impossible' to Prep for a December Trial: Trump Team

Attorneys file to have trial for classified documents case pushed until after 2024 election

(Newser) - Donald Trump once argued that he couldn't be investigated while he was still president for crimes he may have committed. Now, the former commander in chief has tweaked that murky policy to include not being tried for crimes while he's running for president, asking for a delay of...

Trump Valet Walt Nauta Pleads Not Guilty

Assistant is accused of moving boxes of classified documents

(Newser) - Former President Trump's valet, Walt Nauta, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he helped Trump hide classified documents from federal authorities, appearing with a new Florida-based lawyer to represent him as the case moves forward. Nauta was charged alongside Trump in June in a 38-count indictment alleging the...

Ex-WH Press Chief: I Saw Trump Show Classified Docs on Patio

Stephanie Grisham says former president 'has no respect for classified information'

(Newser) - Asked whether it's "plausible [Donald] Trump was showing classified documents to people in private meetings," former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham pulled no punches on what she witnessed while working for the Trump administration. "The short answer is yes," Grisham replied in a Saturday...

DOJ, DNI Weigh In on Trump's Declassification Claim

Agencies say there's no record that ex-president had 'standing order' to declassify Mar-a-Lago docs

(Newser) - Former President Trump's claim that he had a "standing order" to declassify documents taken from the White House to Mar-a-Lago has long been debunked as "dubious" and called "total nonsense" by Trump White House officials. Now, another blow to Trump's story: the Week reports that...

Audio May Undercut a Trump Claim
Audio May
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Audio May Undercut a Trump Claim

CNN, other outlets obtain tape of former president talking about 'secret' Iran documents

(Newser) - A number of media outlets have obtained the full audio of former President Trump talking about "secret" documents regarding Iran in his possession in 2021. The existence of the audio has been previously reported —it features in the indictment of Trump that accuses him of illegally keeping classified...

Special Counsel: August Is Too Early for Trump Trial

Jack Smith files motion to push start date till December, to allow both sides adequate prep

(Newser) - An Aug. 14 date set by US District Judge Aileen Cannon for the beginning of former President Donald Trump's trial in his classified documents case is already being challenged. On Friday, special counsel Jack Smith filed a motion requesting that the trial be delayed until Dec. 11, noting the...

She's Going to Jail for Taking Classified Docs

Ex-FBI analyst gets nearly 4 years behind bars, in case seen as similar to former president's

(Newser) - The verdict is in, and it's prison time for bringing those classified documents home. No, not for former President Trump—his case is still pending —but the New York Times notes the similarities between his situation and that of Kendra Kingsbury, a former FBI intelligence analyst who was...

Barr on 'Fundamentally Flawed' Trump: Prison Is a Bad Idea

Chris Christie and ex-DOD chief Mark Esper also laid into former president on Sunday news shows

(Newser) - A trio of past allies and members of former President Trump's Cabinet showed up on the Sunday news programs, and it wasn't to sing his praises. First up: erstwhile Attorney General Bill Barr, who the New York Times notes used "extraordinary language" to describe his ex-boss during...

New Indictment Adds 6 Charges Against Leak Suspect, 21

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

(Newser) - The Air National Guard member already jailed on suspicion of posting classified information on social media was hit with more charges Thursday. A new indictment adds six counts of illegal retention and transmission of national defense information to the charges facing Jack Teixeira, the Washington Post reports. Conviction on the...

Florida Lawyers Reject Trump Case
Florida Lawyers
Reject Trump Case

Florida Lawyers Reject Trump Case

Multiple attorneys decline to join former president's legal team ahead of arraignment

(Newser) - A day before his arraignment in Miami federal court, former President Trump spent his Monday afternoon scrambling to find a Florida lawyer to join his legal team. Two lawyers on Trump's defense team, Jim Trusty and John Rowley, resigned suddenly after his indictment on charges of mishandling classified documents...

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