It has been noted that the special counsel’s team leading the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump argued that his lawyers have created an “inaccurate and distorted picture of events” after the former president’s lawyers said there was collusion between the special counsel’s office and the Biden administration.
“The defendants’ motion paints an inaccurate and distorted picture of events,” they wrote, saying that the Trump team of lawyers should address so-called “misstatements” that may “leave a highly misleading impression on a number of matters” regarding the case.
The claims came in a court filing responding to a Trump team request from last month that sought to force prosecutors to turn over a trove of information that defense lawyers believe is relevant to the case.
“Their apparent aim is to cast a cloud of suspicion over responsible actions by government officials diligently doing their jobs,” prosecutors said in the filing, while asserting President Trump’s “insinuations have scant factual or legal relevance to their discovery requests, but they should not stand uncorrected.”
They added that prosecutors “confronted an extraordinary situation: a former President engaging in calculated and persistent obstruction of the collection of Presidential records, which, as a matter of law, belong to the United States for the benefit of history and posterity, and, as a matter of fact, here included a trove of highly classified documents containing some of the nation’s most sensitive information.”
President Trump faces dozens of felony counts in federal court in Florida accusing him of illegally retaining classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate and obstructing government efforts to retrieve them. The case is currently set for trial on May 20, but that date could be pushed back.