A Justice Department filing suggests advisers to former president Donald Trump misled officials trying to recover sensitive and top-secret papers from Mar-a-Lago.
The filing was in response to a request from Donald Trump’s lawyers two weeks after the search, seeking the appointment of an outside expert to review the materials.
Unlike U.S. intelligence officials, presidents are not “read in” or “read out” of classified matters, complicating any potential prosecution, experts say.
A federal appeals panel ordered the release of the 2019 memo in response to a lawsuit by a government watchdog group.
The newly-unsealed search warrant for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club lists potential crimes including mishandling defense information and destruction of records.
FBI agents executed a court-approved search of former President Donald Trump’s home and club at Mar-a-Lago on Monday, taking away about 12 boxes.
The FBI sought a search warrant after Archives officials pressed Trump’s circle to return what they believed was government property, according to people familiar with the discussions.
A person familiar with the investigation said agents conducted a court-authorized search as they probe the potential mishandling of classified documents were shipped to Mar-a-Lago.
The Bureau of Prisons uses tens of millions of dollars from a system of prisoner accounts and commissary purchases to pay for hundreds of staff positions.
Former Trump advisor Peter Navarro, already facing trial for contempt of Congress, is sued over his refusal to turn over White House emails.