Mar-a-Lago probe calls for more questions from Trump adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has confirmed that security camera footage has shown Donald Trump moving a box containing classified records at the former president’s residence in Florida, according to people familiar with the matter. I’m trying to interrogate the people involved again.

Walt Nauta has already been interviewed by investigators investigating possible mishandling of classified government records at Mar-a-Lago, and prosecutors want to speak to him again. increase. Boxes are now relocated from warehouses The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation, said at the property.

A Justice Department spokesman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

The Department of Justice is investigating multiple potential criminal law violations, including illegal retention and obstruction of national defense information. It’s not clear if anyone will be charged.

The impediment aspect of the investigation, which was presented to the court in August, showed prosecutors how classified documents were used at Mar-a-Lago in an effort to impede the investigation and potentially obstruct the Justice Department. It came to the public’s attention when it was explained that it was “likely hidden and removed” from the vault. Efforts to restore records.

In May, the Justice Department issued a subpoena seeking the return of classified records taken from the White House to Mar-a-Lago after Trump’s term ended.

Law enforcement officers visited on June 3 to collect the records and were given an envelope containing 38 documents with classification marks.they also directed Trump’s legal team Keep classified records box in storage room until further notice.

However, FBI agents had more documents left at the home, leading them to believe there had been an attempt to obstruct the investigation. I brought it back and collected over 100 classified documents, some of which were top-secret.

A person who spoke to the Associated Press declined to reveal the exact description of Nauta to officials. He reportedly told the FBI that

The New York Times, which reported Monday that prosecutors are seeking another interview with Nauta, also cited a person briefed on the matter for saying Nauta said he acted on Trump’s instructions. But the paper cited another person who said Nauta was less specific about what was said.


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