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Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes supports Donald Trump in legal battle over classified docs

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes threw his support behind former President Donald Trump’s legal fight with the Department of Justice on Tuesday over classified documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.

Reyes, and 10 other attorneys general, signed on to a friend of the court brief filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, arguing the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals should block the Biden administration from using the materials as part of an investigation into Trump’s handling of classified documents until the court-appointed special master reviews them…. Tuesday’s legal filing suggested the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago was motivated, in part, by political considerations, referring to the “unprecedented nine-hour search” of Trump’s residence and the “extraordinary circumstance of a presidential administration ransacking the home of its one-time — and possibly future — political rival.”

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