Trump Told He ‘Can’t Have Cake and Eat It’ at Mar-a-Lago Raid Special Master Hearing

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump were told Tuesday “you can’t have your cake and eat it” as they duked it out with the Justice Department over the trove of documents seized in the Mar-a-Lago raid.

Brooklyn federal Judge Raymond Dearie, the special master appointed in the case, pressed Trump’s lawyers during a hearing in Brooklyn federal court over whether they had evidence the 45th president had declassified the records seized during the Aug. 8 raid.

“You can’t have your cake and eat it,” Dearie, a longtime Brooklyn federal court judge, said at one point during his first public hearing since being appointed special master.

Trump’s attorney James Trusty had argued in court they were “not in a position” to discuss their possible defense until they see the files.

He also argued that the Trump team should not be forced, at this point, to disclose a possible defense based on the potential notion that the records were declassified before Trump left the White House. (Read more from “Trump Told He ‘Can’t Have Cake and Eat It’ at Mar-a-Lago Raid Special Master Hearing” HERE)

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