Trump's hand-picked special master tells lawyers 'You don't get to have your cake and eat it too'

September 21, 2022

Former President Trump's legal team, including Christopher M. Kise (back centre), Jim Trusty (centre right), Lindsey Halligan, Evan Corcoran (2nd right) arrive at United States Courthouse, Brooklyn, New York for their first meeting with the 'special master.' Dearie also said that absent evidence from Trump's lawyers, he would assume the document were classified as marked. 'If the government gives me prima facia evidence that they are classified documents, and you don’t advance any claim of declassification, I’m left with a prima facia case of classified documents, and as far as I’m concerned, that’s the end of it,' he said. That is a place Trump's legal team does not want to go at this point. Trump's team of lawyers has declined in court filings to make the claim that Trump declassified that material, although Trump has said publicly that he did.