The FBI could have even more problems on its hands soon over the controversial seizure of documents from the Mar-a-Lago home of Donald Trump.
According to Trump attorneys, five of the boxes on the inventory list and one set of documents are privileged documents.
This will bring even more scrutiny to an agency already under fire for the raid of a former president’s home.
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Trump’s attorneys have stated that boxes A-14, A-26, A-43, A-13, and A-33, as well as a set of documents are covered by the attorney-client privilege.
As such, the FBI does not even have the right to peek into those boxes or look at the set of documents.
There are also documents that were taken that may be covered by executive privilege.
These would be documents outlining communications between Trump and his top advisers when he was still in office.
In an effort to identify and recover the documents, Trump’s team has asked the DOJ to allow a neutral third party to look at the documents for evaluation.
The DOJ has informed Trump’s legal team that it would deny such a request.
This will surely only generate more scrutiny over the political nature of the raid.
It could also provide some rather significant legal problems for the DOJ if it is found to have taken the documents and analyzed them.
This is a developing story and we will update as needed.
Source: Fox News