Judge declines to hold Trump and his legal team in contempt of court over classified documents: reports

Donald Trump speaks during an election night event at Mar-a-Lago on November 08, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida.
A judge declined to hold Trump and his legal team in contempt of court, according to reports.
The DOJ had requested the judge do so over Trump’s failure to comply with a subpoena for documents.
Trump is under investigation for his handling of sensitive White House documents.

A federal judge declined to hold former President Donald Trump and his legal team in contempt of court on Friday over a failure to comply with a subpoena for classified documents, according to reports.

The Justice Department had urged Chief Judge Beryl Howell to hold Trump’s team in contempt for failing to fully comply with a May subpoena directed to Trump’s custodian of records.

ABC News was first to report the outcome of a closed-door court hearing on Friday, in which Judge Howell told DOJ lawyers and Trump attorneys to work together to resolve the issue. Two sources familiar with the matter confirmed…

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