Application submitted to New York AG office raises key questions in relation to a separate investigation in Mar-a-Lago, mainly whether Khabba ended up processing of any of documents that the Justice Department later found at Trump’s home club; and if so, does she have permission to do so. In her affidavit, Khabba said she searched many of in locations which would later be scrutinized by the FBI during a search on August 8. of Mar-a-Lago – and where investigators say they found a significant volume of highly classified government secrets. The documents, investigators said, “had colored title pages indicating their classified status.” clear their meaning.
“The classified documents were found in both warehouse and in in former Presidential office’, the Ministry of Justice said. in Tuesday Night Trial, also noting: “Three secret documents that were not discovered in boxes, or rather were located in desks in “Office 45”.
Hubba did not immediately respond to a request. for comment. Press assistants and lawyers for Trump also did not immediately respond to requests for comment. But experts in field predicted that her statement to James office pique the interest of investigators.
Branch of Justice “will definitely interview her,” said Andrew Weissmann. former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Member of special counsel Robert Mueller team.
Hubba pointed out in her New York claim that she did not find any records in response to a subpoena issued by James, which focuses on separate issues from whether the president is wrongfully took or kept secret information.
Habba was one of most vocal advocates on Fox News as well as in other Trump supporters media Media condemning FBI search of Mar-a-Lago as a political attack with no legal basis.
Just six days after Hubba said she checked every corner of Mar-a-Lago, the Department of Justice subpoenaed “any and all documents or written in custody or control of Donald J. Trump and/or The Office of Donald J. Trump with Classification Marks.” After this subpoena was sent to court, Trump indicated that he replied ordering thorough search personnel of in property for documents marked as secret.
At a June 3 meeting in Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s attorneys handed investigators “one Redweld envelope, double-wrapped in ribbon, containing documents,” the Ministry of Justice said in a statement.
But the Justice Department concluded that Trump team withheld and concealed numerous additional classified documents, resulting in the FBI issuing a search warrant dated August 8. During the search, the operatives seized the boxes of material hid in Trump store room and office and also some items marked as classified “located in desks in “Office 45” – the one locations Hubba told James: office she was looking for.
Quest for Khabba also came amid increasingly tense negotiations between the National Archives and Trump’s legal department. team over records held at Mar-a-Lago. BUT Letter from Acting Archivist Debra Stydel Wall, on On May 10, it turned out that the legal team resisted NARA efforts to share he had papers already retrieved from Mar-a-Lago with Ministry of Justice.
Meredith McGraw contributed.