Five takeaways from explosive Trump, Mar-a-Lago filing

The government has delivered the latest dramatic twist in the saga of the FBI, former President Trump and the documents he was holding at Mar-a-Lago.


A new filing released late on Tuesday casts more light on a case that exploded into public view when the former president’s Florida estate was raided on Aug. 8.


The filing came in response to the Trump legal team’s request for the courts to appoint a so-called Special Master to review seized documents.


Trump’s lawyers argue investigators should not have unfettered access to everything that was taken, saying that some items may contain privileged information.


The government hit back hard. What are the main takeaways?