On Sunday, Trump’s lawyer James Trusty claimed that there were no more classified documents stored at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
During an interview on “Meet the Press,” NBC News host Chuck Todd had asked Trusty whether he could be sure that there were no other classified documents currently at Mar-a-Lago, especially following the recent reports that Trump’s legal team had recently located and handed over additional classified documents and material, including a laptop.
Trusty claimed that he could be sure and that he could also “tell you the leak about what happened with this additional document or several documents that were found in the thumb drive is absurd.”
Sources had disclosed to CNN this year that one of Trump’s aides had made copies of classified documents which were found in December at Mar-a-Lago by Trump’s lawyers. These documents were quickly handed to the Justice Department.
Trusty continued that all of these stories are part of “the same mischaracterization” that the media has maintained in an effort to suggest that Trump had “a mountain of documents” in his estate. He added that this is inaccurate.
Trusty, a former Justice Department colleague of special counsel Jack Smith who is handling the classified documents investigation, criticized the Justice Department over their “campaign of leaks.” As he claimed there have been more leaks from the Department of Justice than ever before. He added that he was a “prosecutor for 27 years. I spent 17 at this Department of Justice. I don’t recognize it anymore.”