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Trump files reaction to DOJ request to block elements of judges ruling on seized docs

Former President Trump on Tuesday filed a reply to the Department of Justice’s try to block elements of a federal judge’s ruling that paused its overview of documents marked as classified which were seized at Mar-a-Lago.

Driving the news headlines: In the 40-page filing, Trump’s legal team argued that the Department of Justice have not successfully proven that the documents “it claims are classified are, actually, classified and their segregation is inviolable.”

  • Trump’s team argues a document with classification markers “will not necessarily negate privilege claims,” including Trump’s handwritten notes.

The picture as a whole: Trump’s filing employs his legal team on Monday night opposed a request by the special master reviewing the documents to create disclosures concerning the declassification of documents bought at his Florida residence, Axios’ Rebecca Falconer reports.

  • Trump’s team in a letter to guage Raymond Dearie cites a draft plan they say “requires that the Plaintiff disclose specific information regarding declassification to the Court also to the federal government.”

What things to watch: Dearie is defined to hold an initial conference at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional details.

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