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Judge Rejects DOJ Plan To Hold Trump Associates In Contempt Of Court Over Classified Docs

On Friday a federal judge denied the Justice Department’s request to hold former President Donald Trump and his legal team in contempt for not turning over classified documents from his tenure at the White House.

After a closed door hearing on Friday afternoon that lasted over an hour, DC District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell ordered Trump’s legal team and the Department of Justice to resolve the dispute among themselves.

“The President and his counsel will continue to be transparent and cooperative, even in the face of the highly weaponized and corrupt witch-hunt from the Department of ‘Justice,'” said Trump spokesman Steven Cheung on Friday in a statement.

“If the Department of ‘Justice’ can go after President Trump, they will surely come after any American who they disagree with,” he said. “President Trump is the only one who stands in the way of the un-American weaponizations of law enforcement.”

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