Trump arrives in Florida federal court for a closed hearing in his secret documents case

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Former Pres Donald Trump He arrived Monday morning at a federal courthouse in Florida for a closed hearing at his residence A criminal case accuses him of mishandling confidential documents.

The session was scheduled to discuss procedures for dealing with confidential evidence in this case, which is scheduled to go to trial on May 20. Trump faces dozens of criminal charges accusing him of storing top-secret records at his Mar-a-Lago home and obstructing FBI efforts to recover them.

US District Judge Eileen Cannon He is expected to hear arguments in the morning from the defense attorneys and in the afternoon from the plaintiffs, each outside the presence of the other.

“Defense attorneys should be prepared to discuss in detail their defense theories of the case and how any confidential information might be relevant or useful to the defense,” Cannon wrote in scheduling the hearing.

Trump’s motorcade arrived at the courthouse in Fort Pierce shortly after 9 a.m

The hearing is one of several voluntary appearances before the court that Trump has conducted in recent weeks, where he was present, e.g. Appeals court arguments last month in Washington — as he looks to prove to his supporters that he intends to fight the four criminal prosecutions he faces while also seeking to reclaim the White House next November.

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Tucker reported from Washington.

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