According to NBC News on Tuesday (June 6), sources confirmed that dozens of Secret Service agents have been subpoenaed or have appeared before a federal grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified docs in Washington.
The sources said prosecutors questioned agents assigned to Trump’s security detail at Mar-a-Lago, Florida, about 24 of those had been asked to testify before a grand jury, and all have complied.
Sources said that the testimony took place in the “past few months” and wasn’t recent because the grand jury has been in recess.
Special counsel Jack Smith has been probing the former President’s handling of classified documents since federal agents seized thousands of government documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence in August.
The New York Times was the first to report that more than 20 Secret Service agents were involved in the probe.
The former President has not been charged with any crime related to classified documents.
NBC News reported that a federal grand jury in Florida is expected to convene this week to hear evidence in the Smith investigation. It is unclear how the Florida trial relates to the work of a separate grand jury in Washington.
On Monday (June 5), a source familiar with the matter revealed that Trump’s lawyers met with Smith and others at the Department of Justice headquarters in Washington.
Trump has been charged in another lawsuit in New York that challenges the state’s allegations of falsifying corporate records.
The New York case is related to his alleged role in late cash payments to the 2016 Presidential campaign, for which he has pleaded not guilty.