Smart move for them….
Put in the postion of believing what they had been told about government files in Trump’s possession , and certifing what they were told….
They have come in to explain what they actually knew, where told and ordwered to sign off on….
Their certifcation of the trove of doucuments turned out to be wrong….
They do not want to incure a legal liability on this….
Oh, By the way….
Donald Trump is telling people he wants ‘his’ stuff back…..
The ex-President IS essentially pushing the US Government to charge him with a crime …
(He NEVER cares about underlings)
Go away ….
Christina Bobb, the attorney who signed a letter certifying that all sensitive records in former President Donald Trump’s possession had been returned to the government, spoke to federal investigators Friday and named two other Trump attorneys involved with the case, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
The certification statement, signed June 3 by Bobb, indicated that Trump was in compliance with a May grand jury subpoena and no longer had possession of a host of documents with classification markings at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, according to the three sources who do not want to comment publicly because of the sensitive nature of the sprawling federal investigation.
Their accounts correspond with federal court records, though the Justice Department did not name her as the attorney who signed the statement, or identify any others involved, in its filings.
After Justice Department officials were given the statement, the FBI subsequently determined the substance of the certification was untrue and, on Aug. 8, agents executed a search warrant and seized more 103 more records with classification markings, court documents show.
Bobb, who was Trump’s custodian of record at the time, did not draft the statement, according to the three sources who do not want to comment publicly because of the sensitive nature of the sprawling federal investigation.
Instead, Trump’s lead lawyer in the case at the time, Evan Corcoran, drafted it and told her to sign it, Bobb told investigators according to the sources. Bobb also spoke to investigators about Trump legal adviser Boris Epshteyn, who she said did not help draft the statement but was minimally involved in discussions about the records, according to the sources….
President Donald Trump will get back some of the documents the Justice Department seized at Mar-A-Lago, the special master reviewing the documents ordered Friday, though they are limited to documents that aren’t privileged or government materials and the DOJ had already offered to give them back in August….