Secret documents likely concealed at the US Ex-President Donald Trump’s home in Florida, says Officials
According to officials of the Department of Justice, Documents stored at US former President Donald Trump’s Florida home were likely concealed as part of an effort to obstruct an FBI investigation.
Donald Trump requested for an independent party to oversee part of the ongoing case against the charges of carrying away the secret files after leaving his office.
However, in response to Trump’s request, the department, in a court filing, said “efforts were likely taken to obstruct” the investigation into Mr. Trump’s handling of classified material.
Upon leaving office, US presidents must transfer all of their documents and emails to the National Archives.
The FBI is investigating whether Mr. Trump improperly handled records by taking them from the White House to Mar-a-Lago after he left office in January 2021.
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FBI raid attempts led to a National Archives team visiting his Mar-a-Lago home in January and retrieving 15 boxes of White House records that contained “highly classified reports”, some of which were “intermixed with other records” and even contained Mr. Trump’s “handwritten notes”.
Also included in the department’s filing was a photograph of colour-coded documents apparently taken during the search. It shows various files spread out across a carpet with some marked “Secret” and “Top Secret”.