The legal blow continues against former President Trump.
The Justice Department and the FBI have found new evidence of possible obstruction by GOP agitators in connection with their investigation of classified documents recovered last year in Mar-a-Lago. The Washington Post reported on Sunday.
After a Trump adviser received a subpoena seeking the return of the records in May, the 76-year-old former commander-in-chief ordered a box of top-secret government documents to keep certain things in his possession. I flipped through some of the ..according to a report citing people familiar with the investigation.
The FBI then seized 11 sets of classified documents from Trump’s Mar Arago residence during an August investigation.
Some of the government records from the raid have been marked as highly classified.
Investigators also suspected that in early 2022, prior to the May subpoena, when the National Archives and Records Administration was working to recover documents from Trump’s time at the White House, Trump was found to The Washington Post reported that it has evidence that it misled government officials.
The latest revelations come amid a myriad of criminal investigations facing the former president, including an indictment issued last week in Manhattan over hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels.
The classified documents investigation is one of two criminal investigations into the 2024 presidential candidate led by Special Counsel Jack Smith.
The special counsel is also investigating whether Trump tried to block Democrat Joe Biden from winning the 2020 election.
The FBI declined to comment on the report, but Trump spokesperson Stephen Chang condemned the investigation in a statement to The Washington Post.
“The witch hunt against President Trump has no basis in fact or law,” he said.
“The chaotic special counsel and DOJ are resorting to prosecutorial misconduct by corrupting the legal process, weaponizing the judicial system to manipulate public opinion, and illegally leak information to interfere in elections. Because they’re clearly losing across the board.”
Federal investigations are only part of Trump’s legal headaches.
The former president is expected to face arraignment in a Manhattan court this Tuesday over hush money payments made on behalf of Daniels ahead of the 2016 election.
Trump is also facing an investigation in Georgia over whether he tried to overturn the 2020 election that he lost to 80-year-old President Biden.
with post wire