Turley: Leaks About Potential Trump Indictment 'Deeply Troubling'

March 25, 2023

According to a legal expert, the leaks about former President Donald Trump's impending indictment further reinforce the narrative long told by Trump that the Department of Justice is participating in unethical or improper means to target him in an election season.

"A sealed opinion from a judge that alleged former President Donald Trump intentionally lied to his own counsel regarding the classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago home was leaked to a news outlet this week, calling into question the Biden Justice Department’s motivations in pursuit," one legal expert said.

ABC News reported this week that a former federal judge said last week in a sealed filing that prosecutors presented "compelling preliminary evidence" that Trump "knowingly and deliberately misled his own attorneys about his retention of classified materials after leaving office."

According to Fox News, "Former U.S. Judge Beryl Howell, who stepped down as the Washington, D.C. district court's chief judge on Friday, wrote that prosecutors investigating the classified documents found at Trump's home, made a 'prima facie showing that the former president had committed criminal violations,' and that 'attorney-client privileges invoked by two of his lawyers could therefore be pierced.'

Jonathan Turley, constitutional attorney and Fox News contributor had strong words for what he thinks is happening in the justice system when it comes to Donald Trump's possible indictment.

Turley said that leak of the sealed filing is "deeply troubling" and a "pattern of selective leaks that are designed to influence public opinion."

"This is a continuation of a pattern of leaks related to Trump investigations that extend seven years, through the Russian collusion investigation," Turley said.