Status: 08/31/2022 10:48 AM
In the case of classified documents stored in the property of former President Trump, there are said to be indications of a possible obstruction of justice. According to a statement submitted to the court, the government files are “presumed to be hidden.”
In the legal dispute over secret documents discovered during a search of former US President Donald Trump’s property, investigators are seeing indications that justice may be obstructed. The responsible US prosecutors submitted a 54-page paper to a Florida court in which they presented their evidence.
The Justice Department wrote late in the evening (local time) that it “found evidence that government records were likely hidden and removed from the storage room (at Trump Palace) and that efforts were likely to obstruct the investigation (…)” court document.
Several highly classified documents have been confiscated
In early August, the FBI searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. The FBI confiscated several sets of documents classified as top secret. Since Trump reportedly kept the documents in his private property after his tenure in office, he may have broken the law. This is now under investigation.
US law requires that the president’s letters, memos, email, faxes, and other written correspondence be archived for future generations. The Justice Department said it had tried several times to recover all the documents. Finally, on August 8, Mar-a-Lago was searched and dozens of boxes were confiscated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Trump demands an impartial tester
So far, Trump has argued differently why he’s keeping the material to himself. A West Palm Beach court hearing is scheduled for Thursday on Trump’s request to review documents seized in the raid. To be left to a specially authorized neutral person – Not government investigators.
The former president criticized the raid as further evidence of alleged attempts to eliminate him politically. The 76-year-old has repeatedly fueled speculation that he may run again in the 2024 presidential election. The Republican served as president from 2017 to 2021.
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