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Trump lawyers meet with DOJ after ex-president slams indictment speculation


Former U.S. President Donald J. Trump visits the driving range, meets fans and watches Round 2 of LIV Golf Washington DC 2023 at Trump National Golf Club Washington DC in Sterling, Virginia, United States on May 27, 2023. Kyle Mazza | Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesLawyers for Donald Trump met Monday morning with Department of Justice officials, a day after the former president noted speculation that special counsel Jack Smith is moving closer to seeking an indictment of him.NBC News confirmed Trump lawyers on Monday met with officials at the DOJ headquarters in Washington, D.C., after CBS News tweeted a photo of three attorneys walking in to the building. The lawyers, John Rowley, James Trusty and Lindsey Halligan, left the DOJ shortly before noon ET, but declined to comment, NBC reported.The meeting did not include Attorney General Merrick Garland, or Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, according to NBC.A DOJ spokesman declined to comment to NBC about the sitdown.Smith is investigating Trump in two separate cases.CNBC PoliticsRead more of CNBC’s politics coverage:One relates to Trump’s retention of government documents, many of them classified, at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida when he left the White House, and possible obstruction of justice in thwarting the recovery of that material by the …

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