(TargetLiberty.org) -The Justice Department is trying to compel one of former President Donald Trump’s attorneys to testify before the grand jury in the investigation regarding the classified and sensitive documents retrieved from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
In order to be able to get testimony from Trump’s lawyer they will need to pierce through the attorney-client privilege by proving that his services had been used to aid in a crime.
Prosecutors are looking for a judge’s approval for their filing of a crime-fraud exception which would allow them to speak with Trump’s attorney Evan Corcoran without attorney-client privilege being used to avoid answering questions.
The only occasion in which this exception can be approved is if the attorney in question was used for his legal advice on how a certain crime could be committed. Prosecutors, in this case, are going to have to see whether there is an obstruction of justice charge that can be handed over the documents found in Mar-a-Lago.
The investigation was launched following the discovery of close to 200 documents in Trump’s Florida home with varying classified markings on them. Corcoran recently also turned over around 30 more documents that had been found after a subpoena was sent. He also gave an attestation to his colleague Christina Bobb which was signed to indicate that all classified documents had been handed over.
Last month Corcoran spoke with the grand jury but used attorney-client privilege to avoid answering a number of questions.
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