'How do you explain defying a subpoena?' CNN hosts put former Trump lawyer on the spot for classified docs

'How do you explain defying a subpoena?' CNN hosts put former Trump lawyer on the spot for classified docs
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Former Trump attorney Tim Parlatore on Wednesday was put on the spot for his one-time boss's efforts to potentially obstruct government investigators from retrieving top-secret government documents.

During an appearance on CNN, host Poppy Harlow grilled Parlatore over his insistence that former President Donald Trump did nothing illegal when there appears to be a plethora of evidence suggesting otherwise.

"How do you explain defying a subpoena and keeping classified documents?" she asked him.

Parlatore, however, insisted that no one had defied a subpoena despite the fact that Trump attorney Evan Corcoran had certified that he had turned over all documents requested by the government, when the reality was that boxes filled with top-secret documents were still being stored at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.

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Parlatore then implied that the United States Department of Justice had been overzealous by not granting Trump's lawyers sufficient time to search for all the documents at Mar-a-Lago, despite the fact that evidence suggests Trump ordered some of those documents to be moved to his personal office.

"[The DOJ created] this situation where you can then say they ignored a subpoena, but that's not the reality when you get down to the brass tacks of the actual facts here," the attorney claimed.

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