Biden’s DOJ Asks Judge To Destroy Trump

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According to reporting by the Washington Post, the Department of Justice approached a federal judge on Wednesday (December 7), requesting former President Donald Trump’s office be held in contempt of court for failing to fully comply with a subpoena issued in May.

The May subpoena required all classified material in Trump’s possession be returned.
When approaching U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell, the DOJ noted that Trump’s office hadn’t done that.

But, Howell is yet to hold a hearing or rule on the DOJ’s request.

An area of contention in the DOJ’s request is Trump’s legal team’s refusal to designate a custodian of the records to attest that the former President’s team had handed over all classified materials to the federal government.

The former President’s legal team argues the request is unreasonable, while the DOJ hasn’t made any comments on the court filing — which remains sealed.

According to reporting by Reuters, a spokesman for the former President described the probe as a “political witchhunt” while emphasizing that Trump’s legal team and attorneys will “continue to cooperate and be transparent.”

Trump’s legal woes were only intensified on Wednesday, following the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit formal ruling repealing the appointment of a special master may review the material seized from Mar-a-Lago. Discussing the development, a spokesman for the former President said he’ll “continue to fight.”

Wednesday’s ruling adds to a legal losing streak that saw Trump’s company — the Trump Organization — found guilty of tax fraud in New York on Tuesday (December 6).