Former President Donald Trump and his legal team continue to frustrate President Joe Biden’s Justice Department.
On Friday, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled against a DOJ request to hold Trump and members of his legal team in contempt over disagreements regarding compliance with grand jury subpoenas.
“D.C. District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell ordered Trump’s lawyers and the DOJ to resolve the dispute after a closed-door hearing lasting over an hour on Friday,” Resist the Mainstream noted, citing an ABC News report.
The DOJ sought the charge against Trump and his lawyers, alleging noncompliance with a subpoena demanding that sensitive material be returned to the federal government, according to the New York Post.
“The President and his counsel will continue to be transparent and cooperative, even in the face of the highly weaponized and corrupt witch-hunt from the Department of ‘Justice,’” Trump spokesman Steven Cheung said in a statement Friday.
“If the Department of ‘Justice’ can go after President Trump, they will surely come after any American who they disagree with,” he added. “President Trump is the only one who stands in the way of the un-American weaponization of law enforcement.”
The Post added:
The FBI obtained a search warrant and raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Aug. 8, recovering more than 100 classified documents.
Another 37 classified documents were uncovered during a search of Trump’s residence in June, and 15 boxes containing 184 classified documents were taken by the National Archives and Records Administration in January.
Trump lawyers searched the former president’s Bedminster, NJ, golf club, Trump Tower in Manhattan, a storage closet at Mar-a-Lago, and one other property around Thanksgiving looking for any remaining classified documents.