Chief Justice of the federal court in Washington, Beryl Howell, rejected the Justice Department’s request to convict Donald Trump of contempt for failing to comply with the May order regarding the release of all confidential White House documents in his possession. According to CNN reports, the judge has decided “for the time being” not to sentence the former president.
After the May order, the Justice Department found that not all the documents in Trump’s possession had been returned to the competent authorities, thus ordering the seizure carried out in August by the FBI in the Mar-a-Lago residence, in which they were a hundred top secret documents were found.
Recently, it emerged that Trump’s own lawyers have hired investigators to trace further confidential documents in the other residences of the former president. At least two documents were found in the searches, which were then handed over to the authorities.