Trump asks Supreme Court to weigh in on Mar-a-Lago classified docs probe

Former President Trump is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling to allow the Department of Justice to review classified documents seized from Mar-a-Lago, per a filing. Why it matters: Tuesday’s emergency request by Trump’s legal team marks an escalation in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents probe. The latest: Justice Clarence Thomas, … Read more

Trump goes to Supreme Court over Mar-a-Lago search and seizure of documents

CNN — Former President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to intervene in the dispute over materials marked as classified the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate this summer. His emergency request with the Supreme Court is the latest example of the former President seeking to involve the justices in investigations that entangle him … Read more

National Archives says it is still missing some Trump administration records

The National Archives and Records Administration said on Friday that it is still missing some records from the Trump administration. “While there is no easy way to establish absolute accountability, we do know that we do not have custody of everything we should,” Archivist Debra Steidel Wall said in a letter to the House Oversight … Read more

$3 Million Attorney Seeks Gentler Path On Mar-A-Lago Case, But Trump Isn’t Having It: Report

After much fanfare upon joining Trump’s legal team just weeks ago, Kise seemed to quickly sink without a trace. He was paid — not by Trump but reportedly by his key fundraising operation, the Save America political action committee — to represent the former president after the FBI seized White House records at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s … Read more

Get up to speed on Trump’s strategy: delay delay delay

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — While a lot of us have been entertained by weather events (Ian) and world events (Russia) there were multiple developments on multiple fronts where it concerns former President Donald Trump this … Read more

DOJ Seeks Expedited Appeal In Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Documents Case

The Department of Justice is calling for an expedited appeal concerning its criminal investigation into White House records seized by the FBI at Mar-a-Lago. DOJ officials are arguing that they must have access to unclassified material confiscated at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and resort by the FBI earlier this month to better assess the classified … Read more

DOJ asks court to speed up appeal of special master review in Mar-a-Lago case

CNN — The Justice Department has asked a federal appeallate court to speed up its schedule for weighing the department’s appeal of a judge’s order requiring a special master to review classified documents from Mar-a-Lago. In the expedition request filed to the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, the DOJ proposed a briefing … Read more

DOJ declares seized Mar-a-Lago materials list full and accurate despite Trump’s claims of planted evidence

CNN — The Justice Department submitted, as part of the special master review of the Mar-a-Lago search, a slightly revised inventory of the materials seized in the search, along with an FBI affidavit indicating that the new inventory fully reflects what was taken. The special master, Judge Raymond Dearie, had requested that the Justice Department … Read more

Biggest takeaways for the feds in Maggie Haberman’s Trump book

There are 3,300+ words in The Atlantic’s adaptation of Maggie Haberman’s forthcoming book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America” ​​— out a week from tomorrow. The big picture: These are the ones that will get the most attention from the Department of Justice. They’re from one of three interviews … Read more

ABC Host Smacks Down GOP Senator’s Take On Trump’s Mind-Declassification Claim

ABC host George Stephanopoulos was in disbelief Sunday after Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) danced around questions of whether US presidents can declassify documents with their minds. Stephanopoulos asked the senator on ABC’s “This Week” if he agreed with former President Donald Trump’s recent assertion that he could declassify government materials “even by thinking about it.” … Read more