Special master chastises Trump legal team with now-viral ‘cake’ comment

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If Donald Trump thought the special master assigned to review records seized during an FBI search of Mar-a-Lago last month would be doing him some special favors, he was wrong.

Federal Judge Raymond Dearie repeatedly reprimanded the former president’s lawyers for rdeclined to provide evidence to substantiate Trump’s claim that all those highly sensitive national security documents discovered at his residence and private club in Florida had actually been released.

In a letter to Dearie on Monday night, lawyers said the matter could be part of Trump’s defense if he is charged, according to The The Bharat Express News.

“You can’t have your cake and eat it,” Dearie summed up his position.

While Trump continues to claim that all documents he believed were in his possession were released, his lawyers have not taken that argument to court, though they have repeatedly claimed that a president has absolute authority to release information.

Julie Edelstein, a Justice Department attorney, told the court she was hopeful the Department could digitize the documents and provide them to Trump’s attorneys early next week, the TBEN said.

Dearie told Trump’s lawyers to agree on a seller this week, according to The New York Times.

Trump’s attorneys argued in a separate filing on Tuesday that the Justice Department had failed to prove the files were kept secret.

“In the case of someone who has been President of the United States, they have unfettered access and unfettered declassification powers,” James Trusty, one of Trump’s attorneys, said Tuesday.

Dearie reminded the attorneys that they were the ones to establish the former president’s right to assistance — not the Justice Department.

Dearie’s pie comments gave many Twitter users food for thought.

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