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Donald Trump v. Johnny Law
The Lead with Jake Tapper
Aug 19, 2022

Multiple courtrooms had former President Donald Trump on their agendas today. In Florida, a judge decided the public will get to see new documents related to the FBI's unprecedented search of the former president's Mar-a-Lago property. In New York, Trump's long-time CFO Allen Weisselberg pled guilty and agreed to testify against his former boss' organization. Also today: Walmart, Walgreen's, and CVS were all ordered to pay up in a multimillion-dollar opioid settlement.