Trump's lawyers didn't find a classified document that he had said he kept from the White House, CNN reported.
The lawyers reportedly handed over other information about the document in response to a subpoena.
Sources told CNN in a report published in May that the document detailed a "potential attack on Iran."
The sources told CNN that Trump's lawyers had handed over material related to the document — but not the document itself — when responding to a federal subpoena. Two people familiar with the situation also told the New York Times that Trump's lawyers were unable to find the document.
Trump attorneys James Trusty and M. Evan Corcoran did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.
Sources told CNN in a report published in May that federal prosecutors obtained audio of Trump discussing the classified document, which detailed a "potential attack on Iran."
In the recording, Trump acknowledged keeping the document after leaving the White House, the sources told CNN.
In a statement shared with Insider last month, a spokesperson for Trump said: "Leaks from radical partisans behind this political persecution are designed to inflame tensions and continue the media's harassment of President Trump and his supporters."
"It's just more proof that when it comes to President Trump, there are absolutely no depths to which they will not sink as they pursue their witch hunts," the spokesperson said. "The DOJ's continued interference in the presidential election is shameful and this meritless investigation should cease wasting the American taxpayer's money on Democrat political objectives."
The Department of Justice is investigating Trump's handling of documents during his presidency. In August 2022, the Department of Justice raided Trump's Mar-A-Lago home in Florida and uncovered several documents, some of which were classified.
Trump has repeatedly denied he did anything wrong. "Once again the media jumped to conclusions and reported on fake leaks that were clearly partisan and designed to interfere in an election which President Trump is winning," a Trump spokesperson told Insider. "Throughout all the witch-hunts President Trump has fought against, facts and the truth have proven to be on his side every time. It is time to end these disgusting, politically-driven hoaxes — the American people deserve better."
June 2, 2023: This story has been updated to include a statement from Trump's spokesperson.
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