Former President Donald Trump’s attorney Evan Corcoran, who appeared before a grand jury in late March in connection with an investigation of classified documents by the Justice Department, has stepped down from the Mar-a-Lago case, The Washington Post reports. ing.
Corcoran has represented the president in other lawsuits, including the FBI investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.
In late March, an appeals court ruled that Corcoran would testify and turn over the records to special counsel Jack Smith’s team investigating the handling of the former president’s classified records after he left the White House. Attempts to stop it were dismissed.
Corcoran is believed to be linked to the investigation, which Corcoran claims last year in response to a subpoena to the Department of Justice that a “thorough examination” of classified documents took place in Mar-a-Lago. for drafting a statement of That allegation was proven untrue, as FBI agents searched the house with a warrant several weeks later and found about 100 additional documents marked as classified.
Christina Bob, another Trump attorney, told investigators last fall that Corcoran drafted and asked her to sign a letter in his role as the designated custodian of Trump’s records. rice field.
Smith and his prosecution team are investigating whether Trump or anyone in his orbit sabotaged efforts to retrieve all classified documents, including classified material, from his home. No charges have been filed. . The probe is one of multiple legal threats facing Trump, including investigations in Atlanta and Washington about Trump’s efforts to reverse the election results. increase. He faces his 34 felonies in New York in connection with paying hush money.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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