Former President Donald Trump attended a court hearing in Fort Pierce, Florida, where his legal team sought access to classified documents for their defense in a case charging him with unlawfully retaining classified materials after leaving office.

The closed hearing aimed to allow Trump's lawyers to argue for accessing highly classified materials that federal prosecutors consider irrelevant to his defence. It was the first meeting between Trump and Judge Aileen M. Cannon, whom he appointed to the bench in 2020. Meanwhile, supporters gathered outside, showcasing the public's interest and Trump's use of court appearances as campaign opportunities.