Judge rules Trump must name investigators he hired to search classified documents

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FILE – An aerial view of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is seen, Aug. 10, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. Lawyers for Donald Trump were in court Friday, Dec. 9, for sealed arguments as part of the ongoing investigation into the presence of classified information at the former president’s Florida estate. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) Steve Helber/AP

Judge rules Trump must name investigators he hired to search classified documents

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Lawyers for Donald Trump were ordered by a judge to provide the names of people who searched the former president’s residences for any remaining classified materials, according to the New York Times.

The Wednesday ruling by Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is the latest in the legal battles between Trump and the Justice Department over classified documents.

The dispute between the government and Trump hit its peak when Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago was raided in August 2022.

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The private investigators, who are to be named in the court as a result of this order, were ordered to search four of Trump’s residences for any more classified documents after the August raid, the New York Times reported.

The Trump team had previously attempted to get a special master to review the seized documents. They argued that more than just classified documents had been taken in the raid. The lengthy legal battle ended when Trump’s lawyer dropped the request after various legal setbacks.

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Criminal investigations into the former president, who announced a 2024 White House bid late last year, are currently assigned to Justice Department-appointed special counsel Jack Smith.

Smith has reportedly returned to the United States after being in Europe while recovering from an injury.

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