“Prosecutors obtained a search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate after receiving evidence that there was “likely” an effort to conceal classified documents there in defiance of a grand jury subpoena,” Politico reports.
“The 36-page filing was the department’s most detailed account yet of its evidence of obstruction of justice, raising concerns that Trump and his attorneys sought to mislead investigators about the sincerity and thoroughness of their effort to identify and return highly sensitive records to the government.”
“The much-anticipated court filing includes a startling photo of some of the apparently classified files recovered from the so-called ‘45 Office’ at Mar-a-Lago, spread across a carpet.”
NBC News: “The Justice Department said it could not trust information that came from Trump’s orbit ahead of the Florida search and that a representative for the former president falsely asserted that classified documents had been turned over to the government.”
New York Times: “The department’s decision to use a court filing as a vehicle to provide a more extensive explanation of the government’s actions — and a rebuke of Mr. Trump’s rotating roster of legal representatives — evolved over the last few days and lawyers wrangled over small details until moments before it was filed.”Save to Favorites