Garland names special counsel to oversee Trump probes

Garland names special counsel to oversee Trump probes

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to oversee the criminal investigations into the retention of national defense information at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and parts of the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Jack Smith, the former chief…

DOJ urges Supreme Court to stay out of Mar-a-Lago documents fight

DOJ urges Supreme Court to stay out of Mar-a-Lago documents fight

The Justice Department urged the Supreme Court to reject former President Donald Trump’s request that it intervene in the dispute over classified documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in August. Calling the records “extraordinarily sensitive,” the Justice Department said the…

Attorney explains judge's comments on Trump special master ruling

Attorney explains judge’s comments on Trump special master ruling

A federal judge has granted former President Donald Trump’s request to appoint a “special master” to review materials that the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago last month. CNN’s Sara Murray and Kara Scannell break down the judge’s ruling with constitutional law…

Judge grants Trump a special master to review seized Mar-a-Lago docs

Judge grants Trump a special master to review seized Mar-a-Lago docs

A federal judge has granted former President Donald Trump’s request to appoint a “special master” to review materials that the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago last month. The ruling means a third-party attorney, from outside the government, will be brought in…

John Dean reacts to Trump team’s ‘overdue library book’ analogy

John Dean reacts to Trump team’s ‘overdue library book’ analogy

Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean joins CNN’s Jessica Dean to discuss a Trump lawyer’s analogy of the conflict over the former president’s handling of classified documents to a dispute over an “overdue library book.” #CNN #News

Bill Barr “skeptical” Trump declassified Mar-a-Lago papers

Bill Barr “skeptical” Trump declassified Mar-a-Lago papers

Former Attorney General Bill Barr said there is no “legitimate reason” for classified documents to have been at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate and expressed skepticism that the former president declassified the papers during a Fox News appearance on…

Analyst explains meaning of 'top secret' documents. There were 25 at Mar-a-Lago

Analyst explains meaning of ‘top secret’ documents. There were 25 at Mar-a-Lago

CNN legal analyst Elliot Williams explains how the storage of 25 ‘top secret’ and other ‘secret’ documents found at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago could threaten US national security. #CNN #News

John Dean: National Archives letter ‘very damning’ for Trump people

John Dean: National Archives letter ‘very damning’ for Trump people

Former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean, former FBI Special Agent Asha Rangappa, and former Department of Defense Special Counsel Ryan Goodman join CNN’s Kate Bolduan to discuss the National Archives letter sent to former President Donald Trump’s legal team…

Former Trump official: It’s very difficult to accidentally walk off with classified docs

Former Trump official: It’s very difficult to accidentally walk off with classified docs

The National Archives told former President Donald Trump’s legal team in May that it shared hundreds of pages of classified material it had retrieved in January with the FBI and other entities in the intelligence community so that an assessment…

Why did Trump take classified docs to Mar-a-Lago? See Haberman's answer

Why did Trump take classified docs to Mar-a-Lago? See Haberman’s answer

CNN political analyst Maggie Haberman joins Anderson Cooper to discuss why former President Donald Trump possessed classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. #maggiehaberman #ac360 #CNN

Pence says he'd consider testifying before Jan. 6 committee if invited

Pence says he’d consider testifying before Jan. 6 committee if invited

Former Vice President Mike Pence he would give “due consideration” to any formal invitation to testify before the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, while hinting at potential executive privilege issues. #CNN #News

Legal heavy hitters reject Trump as investigation heats up, reporter says

Legal heavy hitters reject Trump as investigation heats up, reporter says

A new report from the Washington Post says that former President Donald Trump is struggling to assemble a team of veteran lawyers to defend him against the Justice Department’s investigation into the handling of confidential documents at Mar-a-Lago. Post reporter…