Trump demands communications between Biden, Hunter, and Pence with DOJ


Donald Trump’s legal team filed a document Monday arguing that the ex-president had a legitimate “good faith” basis to question the results of the 2020 election results. The long-running filing also demanded that government prosecutors turn over communications between President Joe Biden and his family members with the Justice Department.

Trump’s lawyers, led by Todd Blanche and John Lauro, argue in the filing that the riot at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 could have been the result of “botched sting operations rather than any direction from President Trump.” While all these arguments are made, the main purpose of the filing appears to be to further delay the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Trump, which accuses him of conspiring to undermine the federal government and obstruct Congress’ approval of the to hinder the 2020 presidential elections.

The demands in the latest filing include more than 70 pages of legal motions and 300 pages of supporting evidence. It calls for leeway in the request to compel Special Counsel Jack Smith and his prosecution team to turn over a wide range of information and documents, including DOJ communications with President Biden, his family members, and members of the administration and associates.

The defense has filed 59 requests, including identifying “informants and other undercover agents” involved in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, as well as information about security measures implemented that day. It also requires reviews of cyberattacks and other interference in the 2020 election – both actual and attempted.

And as evidence that Trump had legitimate questions about the 2020 election, it is claimed that the January 6 committee acknowledged that “Russia, China and Iran…” . . engage in varying degrees of covert attempts to influence American public opinion, particularly in American elections. It notes that the DOJ and Department of Homeland Security’s report “acknowledged Russian and Iranian campaigns that compromised the security of several networks that managed certain election functions.”

Additional requests for communications between Biden and his inner circle are being made in response to defense allegations that Trump is a victim of political persecution for being the president’s main rival in his 2024 re-election bid. Trump’s lawyers therefore argue that the prosecutor must turn over any information related to DOJ communications or “coordination” with the Biden administration and his family – including his 53-year-old son Hunter.

They are also seeking information about the DOJ’s interactions with former Vice President Mike Pence. The filing shows that Pence, a key witness in the case, aligned his story with prosecutors to avoid charges after classified documents were found at his home in the aftermath of the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-property Lago to find similar documents. documents and materials. The DOJ closed Pence’s case without charges. Meanwhile, one of four felony charges Trump faces this year is related to his mishandling of classified documents after he left the White House.