In the weeks since FBI agents descended on his Mar-a-Lago resort,

Donald Trump's scattered defense is only of his classified documents.

The refusal to pay back revealed the depth of the mess that led to an unprecedented search for a former president.

As he inadvertently reinvigorates the Justice Department, 

there are also signs that the rapidly expanding drain on Trump's time and focus

is having political ramifications as he considers delaying his timeline

Gabby Orr and Kristen Holmes reported Wednesday.

But Trump did not employ the time-honored strategy of trying to delay,