Trump legal team in contact with DOJ officials in January 6 inquiry

Former President Donald Trump addresses attendees during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Tampa, Fla.  (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump’s legal team has been in contact with Justice Department officials involved in the Capitol attack investigation in an apparent attempt to block access to conversations with his former top aides, two people familiar with the investigation said Thursday. Said to

The revelations come as federal criminal investigations have intensified in recent weeks as summons have been issued to former Trump White House officials and aides of former Vice President Mike Pence.

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Trump’s political team issued a statement condemning Justice’s actions as “a concerted effort to undermine what is clearly important, constitutionally implied executive and attorney-client privileges.” He described the Justice Inquiry and other inquiries as “partisan, political oppression”.

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