Judge Cannon Seeks Testimony From Agents Involved in Mar-a-Lago Raid – EVOL

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon held a hearing on June 25, marking the fourth session in five days concerning former President Donald Trump’s motion for relief in his classified documents case.

The former president contends that the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago was conducted unlawfully and that his attorney-client privilege was violated during the lead-up to the search. Arguments regarding attorney-client privilege were heard privately by the judge due to the sensitive nature of the information, while discussions about the raid were held publicly.

Last year, special counsel Jack Smith filed 40 charges against former President Trump for allegedly mishandling classified documents. His valet, Walt Nauta, and former Mar-a-Lago property manager Carlos De Oliveira were also charged as co-defendants. All three have pleaded not guilty.

Defense attorney Emil Bove contended that FBI agents lacked proper guidance before the search, citing a warrant that permitted them to search all areas of Mar-a-Lago. Bove argued that agents searched locations like the kitchen, rooms belonging to the former first lady, and even Barron Trump’s room, despite lacking probable cause to believe classified documents would be found in those areas.

Mr. Bove argued the lack of guidance resulted in personal items of no consequence

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