Trump lawyer appears before federal grand jury in DOJ Mar-a-Lago documents probe
March 22 and 23 found many Republicans angrily railing against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Jr. in response to reports of a possible indictment of former President Donald Trump in the Stormy Daniels hush money case. But Bragg is not the only prosecutor who is investigating Trump. The former president is also facing two federal investigations being conducted by DOJJ special counsel Jack Smith.
One of them involves government documents being stored at Mar-a-Lago. And one of Trump's lawyers, Evan Corcoran, appeared before a grand jury in connection with that case on Friday, March 24, according to the Washington Post.
According to Post reporters Perry Stein, Josh Dawsey, Devlin Barrett and Jacqueline Alemany, Corcoran appeared in a Washington, D.C. courthouse where "judges had previously ruled he could not use attorney-client privilege to shield his material from investigators."
The Post journalists explain, “U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell ruled last week that there was evidence suggesting Trump misled his lawyers in the course of the classified-documents investigation, and therefore, prosecutors were allowed to review the evidence, according to people familiar with the case who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive legal issues. Grand jury proceedings are secret, so it wasn't immediately clear how helpful Corcoran's testimony might be to special counsel Jack Smith and his team, who are trying to determine whether Trump obstructed justice or mishandled national security information."
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