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It has been revealed that the documents that the FBI retrieved from former President Donald Trump’s estate on August 8 reportedly included material that was protected under attorney-client privilege and potentially executive privilege.
Sources close to the investigation told Fox News in an exclusive that “the former president’s team was informed that boxes labeled A-14, A-26, A-43, A-13, A-33, and a set of documents – all seen on the final page of the FBI’s property receipt – contained information covered by attorney-client privilege.”
Attorney-client privilege protects communications as confidential between the two parties, while executive privilege ensures that information between the president and his advisors can be withheld from outside parties.
Trump’s team asked the DOJ if they would support a “third party, independent special master to review those records” that could fall under either attorney-client or executive privilege, but the proposal was rejected.
On August 8, the FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate and took boxes of material from the former president’s residence. Trump was in New York as more than 2 dozen federal agents entered his Florida property.
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