Special Master expresses skepticism with Trump teams assertions


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Former President Donald Trump’s attorneys James Trusty and Evan Corcoran arrive at Brooklyn Federal Court on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in New York. | Brittainy Newman/AP Photo

NEW YORK — The senior federal judge tasked with reviewing the materials seized by the FBI from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate sharply questioned the former president’s attorneys Tuesday during their first hearing before his courtroom.

Judge Raymond Dearie pushed Trump’s lawyers repeatedly for refusing to back up the former president’s claim that he declassified the highly sensitive national security-related records discovered in his residence.

“You can’t have your cake and eat it too,” said Dearie, the “special master” picked by U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon to vet Trump’s effort to reclaim the ma…

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