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 September 7, 2023

Trump says he's ready to testify in classified documents case

Former President Donald Trump says he is ready to testify in the classified documents case against him scheduled for May.

Trump shared the response during an interview with Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday.

The comments

“You would take the stand,” Hewitt said.

“That I would, that I look forward to. Because that’s just like Russia, Russia, Russia. That’s all the fake information from Russia, Russia, Russia,” the former president added.

Dismissal expected

"But he believes none of the cases will make it that far, as they will ultimately be dismissed," the Daily Mail reported.

"They'll get dismissed, but we're going to be asking, we're going to be asking for dismissals of these politically motivated cases," Trump said.

Not the first time

"In a July Truth Social post, Trump suggested that he would speak in the federal case revolving around his attempts to reverse the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election—though his legal team may recommend against the decision given Trump’s penchant for hyperbole and outright falsehoods, especially as they relate to his 2020 election loss," the Daily Beast reported.

"In the same conversation with Hewitt, Trump dismissed a discussion on how he plans to defend himself from accusations that he instructed his employees to move boxes of classified government documents at his Mar-a-Lago home. 'I’m not answering that question for you, but I’m totally covered under the law,' he said," according to the report.

The classified documents case is in addition to indictments against the former president in Washington and Georgia. In Fulton County, Trump's case includes 18 co-defendants accused of various charges related to election interference following the 2020 election.

So far, the indictments have only helped his popularity as Trump's lead continues to grow over GOP candidates and recent polls show him close in a rematch with President Joe Biden.

The trial may be moved or dismissed before May but Trump says he's ready to take on questions at least in this case involving records found at his Mar-a-Lago home last year during a highly public raid by the FBI that found numerous alleged classified documents.

Written By:
Dillon Burroughs

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