DOJ asks judge to hold Trump team in contempt of court over document review: report

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal judge to hold former Donald Trump’s office in contempt of court for failing to fully comply with a subpoena to return all classified documents related to the former president. This was reported by the Washington Post on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell has not yet held a hearing or ruled on the request, the newspaper reported.

The report centers on the repeated refusal of Trump’s legal team to appoint a caseworker to sign a document certifying that all classified material has been returned to the federal government.

According to the newspaper, the application for the request is sealed. The Justice Department declined to comment on the Washington Post report.

The Justice Department has asked a federal judge to hold former President Donald Trump’s legal team in contempt for failing to comply with a subpoena to turn over all classified documents in his possession.
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The department is investigating whether Trump broke the law by keeping US government records, some of which are classified as top secret, after he leaves office in January 2021.


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