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.