DOJ Makes Trump’s Document Scandal Even Worse

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The Department of Justice and FBI investigators have gathered more evidence that could be used to assert the claim of possible obstruction by former President Trump in the probe relating to the classified documents seized by his Mar-a-Lago estate last summer by the FBI.

A new report in the Washington Post, cites sources close to the matter, who have disclosed that investigators have found more documents that can be used in this case against Trump. According to the new evidence, following the DOJ’s subpoena, Donald Trump had personally looked over the classified materials in his home, in what has been presumed to have been an attempt for him to hold on to some of the documents.

Following the subpoena, Trump and his team agreed to the return of some of the documents that had been held at Mar-a-Lago. This decision ultimately led to the FBI executing a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago which allowed the bureau to retrieve hundreds of classified documents from Trump’s home.

According to the Presidential Records Act, all presidential materials need to be handed over to the National Archives following the President’s end of tenure. Investigators have also reported that Trump had obstructed the recovery of some presidential records temporarily. The Post also pointed out that based on the current evidence there is possible intent that can be shown.