A lawyer told prosecutors Trump was aware he legally had to comply with a subpoena, ABC reported.  Special Counsel Jack Smith has accused Trump of knowingly hiding classified documents from the FBI. Trump faces 40 criminal counts on allegations he kept government documents after leaving office. Former President Donald Trump was made aware of the criminal consequences of lying to the Justice Department about his handling of classified documents soon after he was subpoenaed in the matter last year, according to a new report. A current lawyer for Trump told federal prosecutors investigating the former president that she explicitly told him he could face criminal charges if he failed to comply with special counsel Jack Smith’s subpoena in the Mar-a-Lago documents case and later lied about his cooperation, ABC News reported Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter. Attorney Jennifer Little, who is representing Trump in his election interference case in Fulton County, Georgia, told Smith’s team of investigators earlier this year that the former president “absolutely” understood the warning she gave him about the need to comply with federal prosecutors in the classified documents case, according to the outlet. Sources told ABC that Little’s warning occurred during a key meeting at Mar-a-Lago just days after Trump was subpoenaed in May 2022 over his handling of classified records. Evan Corcoran, the attorney brought on to help Trump in the documents case, was also present at the meeting, according to the outlet.

via businessinsider: Trump’s attorney said she warned him he would be committing a crime if he didn’t comply with subpoena in classified docs case: report