A seek for paperwork carried out on the behest of former President Donald Trump’s attorneys turned up two paperwork with labeled markings at a Florida storage facility, two individuals aware of the paperwork advised NBC Information.
The paperwork had been discovered not too long ago in a facility not removed from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and had been turned over to the FBI, the sources mentioned, confirming a report revealed Wednesday in The Washington Put up.
The discover comes virtually 4 months after FBI brokers executed a search warrant at Trump’s Florida residence and located over 100 paperwork with classification markings, together with some that had been marked high secret.
That search got here after the feds issued a subpoena in Could demanding the return of any paperwork marked labeled that left the White Home with Trump. In June, attorneys for the previous president advised the Justice Division in a letter that every one paperwork with classification markings had been returned.
Trump’s attorneys employed an outdoor agency to conduct searches final month on the storage facility and different areas. The storage unit the place the brand new paperwork had been discovered was in West Palm Seashore. The character of the paperwork was not revealed. One of many sources mentioned Trump has by no means been contained in the storage facility.
The FBI declined to remark. Representatives for Trump additionally didn’t instantly return requests for remark.
Trump’s workplace had organized with the federal Common Companies Administration to have six pallets of packing containers to be moved from a storage facility in Virginia right down to West Palm Seashore and Mar-a-Lago in July of 2021, GSA emails beforehand obtained by NBC Information present. The pallets had been delivered in August of 2021, with 4 going to the storage facility and two going to Mar-a-Lago, the emails present.
The Justice Division has been conducting what it is described as an energetic prison investigation into whether or not the White Home paperwork discovered at Mar-a-Lago had been mishandled in addition to doable obstruction of justice.
The invention of the brand new paperwork is additional proof that Trump and his workforce didn’t absolutely adjust to a grand jury subpoena issued in Could searching for all paperwork marked labeled nonetheless of their possession.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and alternatively claimed that the paperwork had been his private property and that he’d declassified all of the paperwork that had been in his possession.