Former President Donald Trump received a subpoena from the US Department of Justice last spring to return documents taken from the White House. that reports New York times based on three precursors.
The newspaper wrote that the subpoena may provide more context for the FBI raid on the former president’s Florida golf resort on Monday. The fact that Trump was called in first proves that the department first looked for alternatives to the raid.
Some of the classified documents were already taken during a visit by department officials to Trump’s home in June. On Monday, the FBI is still raiding, because there will be more documents at the Florida golf resort. according to New York times These were highly sensitive national security documents.
Such an unannounced raid is highly politically sensitive and a tool that is not quickly used. Monday’s raid was the first ever against a former US president.
Trump took several boxes of documents from the White House to the Mar-a-Lago golf resort after his 2020 election defeat. In the ensuing months, the National Archives attempted to recover the materials.
After the former president returned fifteen boxes after months of hesitation, it turned out that there were secret documents in the boxes. Then the archive reported to the Ministry of Justice. The ministry later discovered that the classified material was still missing.
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