Trump Lawyer Exposes DOJ For 'Political Targeting'

 April 10, 2023

Trump lawyer James Trusty hammered the Justice Department for failing to acknowledge his client's privilege claims.

The attorney for the former president said the department was reaching for an obstruction angle that "just isn't there."

"Trusty affirmed former President Donald Trump's innocence in the DOJ's investigation into his handling of classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago on Sunday. He also assured host Chuck Todd that he was confident there were no copies made of the classified documents retrieved at Mar-a-Lago," reported the Washington Examiner.

"They don't respect any privilege that President Trump holds and is desperately trying to find an obstruction angle that just isn't there," Trusty said. "This has rotten underpinning in terms of bureaucrats being politicized, followed up by an all too eager DOJ to criminalize something that's not a crime."

"Last January, the National Archives and Records Administration retrieved 15 boxes from Trump's Mar-a-Lago private resort and club in Palm Beach, Florida," reported the Examiner. "Upon the discovery of documents with classified markings, officials relayed the matter to the Justice Department, which opened an inquiry."

"It took 18 years, I think, for Nixon's tapes to finally get to NARA, so there's a delay built into the process as they negotiate in good faith. In this case, NARA was hypersensitive," Trusty said. "They jumped right past that with a very happy and willing DOJ."

"The president has every right to be frustrated by being politically targeted. I mean, we are crossing a Rubicon," Trusty added.