BUT senior government official told NBC News the FBI was in Mar-a-Largo.”for majority of day” and confirmed that the search warrant was linked to the National Archives.
Trump is year had to return 15 boxes of documents that were illegally seized from the White House, the National Archives and Records Administration, or NARA, the report said. in February.
“In mid-January 2022, NARA organized for transport from trump mar-a-lago property in Florida at the National Archives of 15 boxes of presidential notes after discussions with President Trump’s representatives in 2021,” the National Archives said in a statement. in February 7 statement.
That same month, the National Archives and Records Administration asked the Justice Department to check whether Trump did the right thing. of White House tapes violated federal law story first reported by The Washington Post and subsequently confirmed by NBC News sources.
New York Times on Monday first reported focus to the FBI on National Archives materials.
Just hours before the agents ransacked the Trump residence, the FBI notified the Secret Service of the bureaux. plans to execute a warrant, according to the Secret Service official. The Secret Service contributed access to property, official said but did not participate in any aspect of Search.
At the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice, a representative declined to comment. An official at the FBI field in Washington office also declined to comments official in the field of the FBI office in Miami declined to comment also.
BUT senior law enforcement official in Florida confirmed there was “law enforcement activity” in Mar-a-Largo. on Monday.
The White House said it was ignored up.
“We didn’t have a notice of reported action and refer you to the Department of Justice for any additional information”, White House official said.
Trump is not in Mar-a-Lago, his winter residence. He often spends his summers at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. in New Jersey.
The FBI search comes days after Attorney General Merrick Garland told NBC News it was “the largest ever investigation” in Ministry of Justice history considered not only the rebels who invaded the Capitol and physically attacked the officers, but also whether anyone was “criminally responsible for intervention with peaceful transfer of power from one control to another.
Search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate has arrived just over six years after another FBI action related to secret material what set scene for Trump’s Electoral College victory in 2016: former FBI Director James Comey July 5, 2016 news conference on trump’s Democratic challenger, former Secretary of Hillary Clinton State.
Komi, who broken with The Justice Department protocol stated at the time that Clinton and her colleagues were “extremely careless in their processing of very sensitive, highly classified information’, although he said that the facts are not support bringing criminal accusations.
Trump has been a fierce critic of handling Clinton of secret materialclaiming in 2016 that it was “the biggest political scandal since Watergate”. It was a Komi edit. of the Clinton case that was used as an excuse for Trump decision to fire Komi. Trump eventually replaced Comey with Christopher Ray. He remains in position.
Dozens of vehiclesmany decorated with “Trump 2020” and US flags were parked outside Mar-a-Lago on Monday night in evident show of support for in former the president.
Meanwhile, the Republicans rallied around their party, the de facto leader. who weighs another run for the president.