Darn those storage lockers, other golf course resort residences, and those stolen government documents. Trump wasn’t held in contempt because there’s so many other places to hide classified material. And the client is going to continue to place his lawyers in jeopardy about where that material might be.
Chief US Judge Beryl Howell's instruction to DOJ and Trump's legal team, to resolve the issue of subpoena noncompliance by themselves, permits the court to eschew its judicial authority. It also forces DOJ to establish probable cause for another search warrant, or an indictment.
The attorneys feared that the DOJ could soon get authorization for additional raids, and so they hired an outside group to conduct searches on additional Trump properties to find any other documents.
The DOJ, however, is not satisfied with this situation and it is trying to force Trump's legal team to designate an official custodian who can swear under penalty of perjury that all documents requested by the DOJ have been returned.
However, no one on Trump's legal team has been willing to come forward to serve as a custodian because "anyone selected would almost certainly face legal jeopardy," CNN reports.