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Trump's lawyers look to get charges tossed in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case

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WASHINGTON — Lawyers for former President Donald Trump said in a filing Tuesday night that they plan to file multiple motions to get the criminal charges in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case against the former president dismissed.


“Defendants currently plan to file on February 22, at minimum, a series of motions to dismiss the Superseding Indictment and certain of the charges therein,” Todd Blanche and Christopher Kise wrote in the newly filed motion, which seeks to extend certain deadlines in the case. The superseding indictment in the case alleges Trump was involved in a scheme to delete security video at Mar-a-Lago.


Trump’s legal team added that the defense is “still evaluating potential motions” and they could relate to presidential immunity, the Presidential Records Act, Trump’s security clearances, and “selective and vindictive prosecution,” among other issues.


Prosecutors from special counsel Jack Smith’s office and Trump’s defense team have until Feb. 22 to file pretrial motions in the case.