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Former President Donald Trump is responding to a Washington Post report that he wants to urgently bolster his legal team after the FBI raided his private Florida residence at Mar-a-Lago.
In a Truth Social post, Trump called the report “fake news” and continued to say he was innocent of any wrongdoing.
“The WAPO story that ‘Trump is scrambling to add veteran lawyers’ to the Mar-a-Lago raid case is fake news as usual,” he wrote. “I already have an excellent and experienced lawyer – very happy with them.”
The Washington Post published a report Tuesday — “Trump Rushes to Hire Experienced Lawyer — But He Keeps Hearing ‘No’” — in which Trump’s current legal team has no one with federal case experience, the outlet said.
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“The fight to get expert legal advice ties Trump up as he faces potential criminal exposure from a records dispute with the National Archives that has escalated into a federal investigation into possible violations of the Espionage Act and other laws,” the outlet reported.
“Everybody is saying no,” the report added, adding that “prominent Republican lawyers have talked about the condition of anonymity to discuss confidential conversations.”
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The newspaper, owned by Jeff Bezos, said: “Once again, Trump is struggling to find a senior criminal defense attorney with a strong track record dealing with the Justice Department in a sprawling, multifaceted investigation.”
Trump has repeatedly criticized the FBI raid.
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“This is highly political prosecutorial misconduct, I have not been charged and most importantly, I have done nothing wrong. Thank you!” he added in a Wednesday post.