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Former NYPD commissioner pardoned by Trump agrees to deal with special counsel Jack Smith in 2020 election probe

Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Carrick’s legal team reportedly reached a deal with special counsel Jack Smith to hand over thousands of documents related to the investigation into former President Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

Carrick’s attorney, Timothy Parlatore, was quoted by The Daily Beast and CNN on Monday as saying he had agreed to turn over nearly 2,000 pages of material detailing how Carrick investigated allegations of voter fraud.

Carrick’s legal team initially refused to release the documents to the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 riots at the US Capitol. He cited attorney-client privilege, noting that Carrick worked with Trump’s attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani in the investigation.

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Former NYPD Commissioner Bernie Carrick discusses his book “From Jailer to Jail” at AOL Studios on April 6, 2015 in New York City. Carrick worked with former President Trump’s team to investigate allegations of election fraud. (Maria Asserto/Getty Images)

Carrick had agreed to turn over the documents to Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign in recent weeks, and the campaign waived attorney-client privilege on Friday, ultimately allowing Carrick’s team to turn over the documents to Smith’s office on Sunday, Parlatore said.

“Since he received a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee, Mr. Carrick believes full disclosure is the best policy so the public can understand the extent of the legal team’s efforts to investigate election fraud,” Parlatore told The Daily Beast.

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Carrick’s attorney noted that the documents could contain evidence exculpatory to Trump, suggesting that the former president’s investigators acted in good faith.

“I have shared all of these documents, well over 600MB, mostly PDFs, with the special counsel and look forward to sitting down to discuss them with him in about two weeks,” Parlatore told CNN.

Parlor is reportedly scheduled to sit down with federal investigators sometime in mid-August.

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Washington Post Live Editor Louis Romano interviews former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Carrick on February 10, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Carrick’s legal team recently turned over documents in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s 2020 election investigation. (Kate Patterson for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Last week, Trump announced that he had received a letter from Smith informing him that he was the subject of a Jan. 6 grand jury investigation, suggesting the former president could be indicted soon. Trump similarly reported receiving a letter prior to his federal indictment in connection with classified documents found during the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago.

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Newsweek noted that Carrick, who served as NYPD commissioner from 2000 to 2001, pleaded guilty in 2009 to felony charges of tax fraud and making false statements to the government. He spent nearly three years in prison before being transferred to house arrest and eventually supervised release. Trump pardoned Carrick for his past convictions in early 2020.

Fox News Digital reached out to Parletor on Tuesday for comment.

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