Although no judge would use such a phrase, the courts have basically told Trump to back up his crazy claims and denials of keeping secret material .
On Thursday, many Republican senators took the unprecedented step of condemning Trump's handling of the papers, despite his tight control over their party.
An independent judge serving as a "special master" on Thursday ordered Trump's legal team till the end of next week to publicly state if they accept Trump's assertion.
About a hundred secret papers were taken from Trump's house by the FBI, and this happened a day after an appeals court dealt him a blow .
Trump is being given the opportunity to defend his claims in court.The Justice Department is looking into allegations that he mishandled secret data.
With the political tensions running high and Trump showing every indication of running again in 2024, the search warrant was unusual in its targeting of a former president .