Second Trump attorney met with Mar-A-Lago probe grand jury in recent weeks- QHN
Trump attorney Christina Bobb appeared before a federal grand jury in Washington, DC, in recent weeks in connection with the investigation into former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents, two sources have told CNN.
Bobb’s appearance marks the second Trump lawyer involved with Trump’s handling of government documents to meet with the grand jury recently. CNN reported that Trump attorney Evan Corcoran appeared before the grand jury last month.
The Wall Street Journal first reported Bobb’s appearance.
The move by special counsel Jack Smith to compel both Bobb and Corcoran to testify is an aggressive one, given that they both are lawyers to the former president. But it also marks how the investigation continues to push for answers on the lead-up to the August 2022 FBI search of Mar-a-Lago in the document-mishandling and obstruction of justice investigation.
The two attorneys were involved in responding to the Justice Department on behalf of Trump, at a time when all classified records in his possession had been subpoenaed yet hundreds were not turned over.
Corcoran and Bobb each had a role in telling prosecutors in writing that the Trump team had searched for documents and turned over all classified material in his possession last June.
A lawyer for Bobb declined to comment on her interactions with the special counsel’s investigation.
The disclosure of the testimony also comes amid an escalation of activity in Smith’s other Trump probe, looking into the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, and efforts to impede the transfer of power following the 2020 election.
Smith issued a subpoena in that investigation to former Vice President Mike Pence in recent days, seeking documents and testimony. Trump’s former national security adviser Robert O’Brien also received a subpoena, as CNN first reported.
This story has been updated with additional background.
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