Former US President, Donald Trump claims that records, such as clemency requests, that were kept at Mar-a-Lago are his personal property and shouldn’t be handed back to the federal government.
The Justice Department made this known in a court filing late Thursday.
The filing only addresses a dispute over 15 documents but it shows the potential legal batter ahead considering there are about 22,000 total to review.
Trump’s claims of executive privilege over the documents, which were seized from his Florida home in August is being reviewed by Special master Raymond Dearie.
Six of the documents described by DOJ are clemency requests Trump received while he was President.
Two documents relate to immigration and border control laws, presidential powers and initiatives, prosecutors said.