Trump hires Todd Blanche as new lawyer for federal documents case

Former President Donald Trump has announced that Todd Blanche, a lawyer who participated in his New York state criminal case, will be representing him in the federal case dealing with classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. This comes after Jim Trusty and John Rowley had been leading Trump's team dealing with federal investigations. Trump thanked Trusty and Rowley but said they faced a group of prosecutors he disparaged as a group, "the likes of which has not been seen before." Trump also stated that he will be announcing additional lawyers in the coming days.

On Thursday, Trump was indicted on seven counts, although the indictment hasn't been unsealed yet. Trusty described the charges dealing with alleged violations of the Espionage Act dealing with defense records, retaining government documents, making false statements, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy. Trump also faces a 34-count indictment in New York on charges he falsified business records in making hush payments to women who claimed to have had sex with him. That trial is scheduled in March.

Trump has an initial federal court appearance scheduled in Miami on Tuesday. As the case progresses, it will be interesting to see how Trump's new legal team handles the charges against him.


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