• Show Notes

In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down former President Donald Trump’s assertion, in media appearances, that he declassified the government documents that the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago. What impact would declassification of the documents have on the forthcoming special master review? And why haven’t Trump’s lawyers raised the declassification argument in court filings?

In the full episode, Preet and Joyce discuss:

  • The appointment of Judge Raymond Dearie of the Eastern District of New York as special master to review the more than 11,000 documents seized from Mar-a-Lago;
  • DOJ’s request for the 11th Circuit to freeze the district court order that blocked investigators from using the seized classified documents in furtherance of the investigation; and 
  • The reports signaling prosecutors are far from deciding whether to bring charges against Trump or his associates, despite indications that DOJ’s investigation into January 6th is accelerating.

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Donald J. Trump v. United States of America, U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, the United States’ motion for a partial stay pending appeal, 9/13/22

Letter to Judge Dearie from Trump legal team, 9/19/22

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