Trump Bedroom Bombshell

Donald Trump

(5MinNewsBreak.com) – Four months following an FBI raid at his Mar-a-Lago estate, former President Donald Trump’s legal team found four documents marked “classified” in his personal bedroom.

This discovery was highlighted in a newly unsealed opinion from 2023 by U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell, who found compelling evidence suggesting Trump knowingly kept national security documents at his residence and attempted to hide them from the Justice Department.

In her 87-page opinion, Howell allowed Special Counsel Jack Smith to question Trump’s attorney, Evan Corcoran, about matters usually protected under attorney-client privilege.

Howell stated that Trump had instructed Corcoran in June 2022 to inform the government that all classified materials had been returned, which Trump knew to be incorrect.

Although the FBI initially searched Trump’s home in August 2022, it allegedly confirmed that several classified documents were still on the property following additional searches.

Howell said she could not believe how four classified documents could have been overlooked in Trump’s bedroom months after they had been subpoenaed and the property thoroughly searched.

Howell remarked, “Notably, no excuse is provided as to how the former president could miss the classified-marked documents found in his own bedroom at Mar-a-Lago.”

Additionally, Howell noted that another adviser connected to Trump’s Save America PAC had admitted to scanning the contents of a box containing classified materials in 2021 and storing them on a personal laptop the PAC provided.

These documents, including the four records discovered in Trump’s bedroom, were handed over to the FBI by Trump’s office in January 2023.

Howell’s opinion was made public along with a batch of other grand jury-related documents tied to the investigation into Trump’s retention of classified documents after his presidency in 2021.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, managed this release and oversaw negotiations on redactions between Smith’s team and Trump’s lawyers.

For his part, Trump cited Howell’s criticism in a bid to dismiss his case by accusing the prosecution of misconduct.

In her opinion, Howell also blasted prosecutor Julie Edelstein for attempting to coerce another Trump attorney, Tim Parlatore, into disclosing protected information and for suggesting that Trump’s refusal to waive privilege indicated he did not want to cooperate.

Judge Cannon has scheduled a hearing for the case today, which indicates that the trial will likely start in late summer or possibly later.

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