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Trump’s Legal Defense in the Mar-a-Lago Case Is Crumbling

Matt Ford The New Republic
The former president’s hoarding of classified documents is the least complicated of his scandals—and it’s also proving the hardest to dodge. If that were not enough, there is the Al Capone-like tax evasion.

Trump Went Judge Shopping and It Paid Off in Mar-a-Lago Case

Jose Pagliery The Daily Beast
In her decision Monday, Cannon managed to cite the lone independent “statement” in a recent Supreme Court opinion from Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who wrote that a former president like Trump does retain some executive privilege.

A Justice Department Show of Force in the Mar-a-Lago Case

Scott R. Anderson, Quinta Jurecic and Benjamin Wittes Lawfareblog
The DOJ's blistering response to Trump's request for a Special Master shows a high level of confidence about the law being on the government’s side and the damning nature of the evidence. It also shows that there’s work yet to be done.

The Redacted Affidavit: More Evidence v. Trump

Andrew Weissmann New York Times
The redacted affidavit is further proof that Mr. Trump’s flouting of criminal statutes persisted for a long time and gives every appearance of being intentional.
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