(TargetLiberty.org) – Legal experts are pushing for officials to search former President Donald Trump’s estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, following the recent reports about his staff members moving classified documents in Mar-a-Lago before the documents could be retrieved by the FBI last year.
On Thursday, The Washington Post released a report in which they noted that Trump had instructed his staff at Mar-a-Lago to move boxes containing documents to a storage room in Mar-a-Lago in June 2022, only days before the FBI was set to arrive to retrieve the documents that had been subpoenaed last May.
John Irving, a lawyer representing one of the two employees who had moved the boxes, claimed that his client was not informed about what the documents contained and that they were simply assisting valet driver Walt Nauta with the move. The Post had previously reported that Nauta had been instructed by Trump to move the documents to a storage room after the former President had received the subpoena for the classified documents.
One of the two employees has also reportedly claimed that the next day they assisted Nauta with packing an SUV, “ when former president Trump left for Bedminster for the summer.”
Trump’s legal team had also allegedly “explicitly prohibited” the FBI from entering that particular storage room in June 2022 when they visited Mar-a-Lago to retrieve the documents. In August 2022, the FBI had to raid Mar-a-Lago in order to seize more than 100 classified documents, many of which were found in that storage room.
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