A Secret Service agent with ties to former President Donald Trump has been subpoenaed by a special counsel investigating Trump’s handling of classified documents at the Mar-a-Lago resort after he left office.
Agents are currently scheduled to appear before a grand jury in Washington DC on Friday. Fox News reported Monday.
Exactly how many agents will testify is unknown.
A Secret Service spokesperson said the agency did not comment on the report.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Jack Smith as special counsel on Nov. 18 to oversee federal investigations into document cases, as well as the role of 76-year-old Trump in the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol Riot. bottom.
The Washington Post reported Smith investigators in the document case have focused on the possibility that Trump committed obstruction of justice by ignoring a spring 2022 subpoena demanding the return of all classified documents in his possession.
FBI agents searched Mar-a-Lago on August 8 and found more than 100 documents bearing classification marks, including 18 marked “TOP SECRET,” the highest level of classification. bottom.
Last month, a federal judge ruled that Trump deliberately misled his lawyers about classified documents he kept after he left the White House.
Judge Beryl Howell, who resigned as Chief Justice of the Washington, D.C. District Court on March 17, said in sealed papers that prosecutors in Smith’s office “primarily indicated that the former president committed criminal acts.” I wrote that I created “evidence of
As a result, Howell received a grand jury subpoena for Trump’s attorney, Evan Corcoran, to testify on six investigations he had previously refused to provide answers to, citing attorney-client privilege. ruled that it must be complied with.
Secret Service subpoena news came a day ago Trump was scheduled to be indicted He was indicted in Manhattan last week in connection with paying porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money just weeks before the 2016 election.