DOJ asks if Trump kept sensitive documents on other properties after Mar-a-Lago seizure: report

  • The Justice Department is investigating whether Trump kept documents at his other properties outside of Mar-a-Lago.
  • Rolling Stone on Friday said investigators asked witnesses about Trump Tower and the golf club.
  • The FBI is questioning former Trump associates after his August raid on Mar-a-Lago.

According to Rolling Stone, the Justice Department is asking witnesses if former President Donald Trump hid sensitive government documents at other properties after federal investigators seized 11 sets of classified records from his Mar-a-Lago residence in August.

The source reported Friday that two people familiar with the matter said federal investigators had asked witnesses if the former president had a habit of moving classified documents from Mar-a-Lago to other Trump properties, including the Trump Tower and private golf course in Manhattan. The club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

“It was clear they wanted to know if this was going beyond just Mar-a-Lago,” an anonymous source told Rolling Stone.

Questions the agency has posed to multiple witnesses in recent months may indicate that the DOJ thinks Trump’s poor handling of important documents goes beyond his custody at Mar-a-Lago, although it’s unclear whether the agency has uncovered any evidence.

Neither the Justice Department nor Trump representatives immediately responded to Insider’s request for comment.

The FBI questioned several former Trump employees following the August 8 raid as part of its investigation into Trump’s concealment of highly sensitive documents. Rolling Stone reported that investigators focused specifically on Trump’s New York and New Jersey property regarding the possibility of additional documents.

The New York Times on Thursday reported that the Justice Department believes it has documents that Trump has yet to return from his time in the White House, despite the ongoing investigation into the matter. According to the report, Trump and his legal team chose to take a combative approach to the Justice Department in response.

As a private veteran continues to review documents received in August, Trump suggested this week that the legal saga has actually had a positive impact on his business.

“They gave us about $5 billion in free publicity,” Trump said in a speech Wednesday for the Mar-a-Lago resort.

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