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US justice refuses to declare Trump in contempt as requested by government

Washington, December 9: The Justice of the United States this Friday rejected the country’s former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) to be declared in contempt, as requested by the current President Joe Biden’s government .

According to CNN and NBC channels, which cited sources familiar with the matter, District of Columbia Magistrate Beryl Howell ruled against the executive’s request that Trump allegedly respond to a grand jury request. Contempt should be declared for not giving.

Instead, Howell pressured both the Trump Department of Defense and the Justice Department – on behalf of the US government – to reach a mutually agreeable resolution.

The grand jury demanded that Trump return the classified documents he still has while he was president in May, something the former president would not have done.

Last week, a US judge quashed the figure of a special expert appointed by a lower court to review official documents found at Trump’s Florida mansion.

The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit agreed with the Justice Department, led by Democrat Merrick Garland, and which in October requested that a lower-ranking judge issue an order that led to the appointment of an independent expert.

That appointment was one of the biggest judicial achievements in Trump’s ongoing legal battle with the current US government over those documents, as the experts were in charge of determining which papers the executive could use in his research and Which are not

As of today, experts are reviewing a hundred documents marked classified, found among more than 13,000 that the FBI seized during the August 8 search of Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago (Florida) .

During the search, the FBI found classified and secret documents that Trump reportedly took with him when he left the White House in January 2021.

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