Special master in the Mar-a-Lago case is testing Trump's lawyers to see if they will lie in court, analyst says

Posted on AllSides September 23rd, 2022
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Raymond Dearie, the special master reviewing government records the FBI retrieved from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, is putting the former president's defense to test, a CNN legal analyst said. 

In court hearings this week, Dearie has challenged Trump's attorneys to present evidence to support two of Trump's key claims: that he declassified the documents kept at Mar-a-Lago, and that the FBI planted evidence there.

Though Trump has repeatedly made those assertions in public, his lawyers have steered clear of repeating it in court, where arguments are more closely scrutinized.

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