Revealed: Trump lawyers feared he would 'go ballistic' when told to obey Mar-a-Lago subpoena

Revealed: Trump lawyers feared he would 'go ballistic' when told to obey Mar-a-Lago subpoena

When special counsel Jack Smith expanded his prosecution of former President Donald Trump in the Mar-a-Lago documents case, he alleged that Trump failed to cooperate in a federal investigation.

According to ABC News reporters Katherine Faulders and Mike Levine, Trump attorney Evan Corcoran warned him, in May, that he needed to fully comply with a subpoena in the probe.

Another Trump attorney, however, told Corcoran that if he urged him to comply with the subpoena, "he's just going to go ballistic." And Trump was warned that the FBI would be searching Mar-a-Lago.

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"Corcoran's recollections, captured in a series of voice memos he made on his phone the next day, help illuminate Trump's alleged efforts to defy a federal grand jury subpoena, and appear to shed more light on his frame of mind when he allegedly launched what prosecutors say was a criminal conspiracy to hide classified documents from both the FBI and Corcoran, his own attorney," Faulders and Levine explain.

According to the reporters, ABC News "has reviewed copies of transcripts of the recordings, which appear to show the way Trump allegedly deceived his own attorney, and how classified documents, according to prosecutors, ended up at Mar-a-Lago in the first place."

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Read ABC News' full report at this link.

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