Trump Lawyers Meet with DOJ Officials as Classified Docs Probe Nears End

Washington D.C. – President Donald Trump’s legal team visited the Justice Department on Monday as a federal grand jury is expected to meet this week regarding the probe into classified documents related to Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice.

According to The Washington Post, Trump’s lawyers asked the Justice Department not to charge the president in the classified documents case. The visit comes as the inquiry nears its end and the Trump administration braces for the release of the findings.

CNN reported that the meeting between Trump’s lawyers and officials from the Department of Justice took place on Monday. The classified documents probe is investigating whether Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey and whether he sought to interfere in the investigation into Russian election interference.

MSNBC reported that three of Trump’s lawyers were seen departing the Justice Department on Monday. The New York Times reported that the visit came as the inquiry into the classified documents was nearing its completion.

The various news outlets have also noted that the lawyer visits come after Trump has been critical in recent weeks of Attorney General William Barr for not doing enough to investigate the origins of the Russia probe and for not moving fast enough to release the findings of U.S. Attorney John Durham.

It is unclear when the grand jury will meet, but the outcome of the inquiry could have significant implications for Trump and his administration. In the meantime, the White House and Trump’s legal team are preparing for the findings and potential fallout.