For a month now, our nation has been in the midst of a peculiar and unprecedented situation, as a former President with likely plans to run for office again saw his home raided by armed FBI agents…all over documents that the National Archives were looking to get back.
The ensuing drama has enveloped the national narrative in a major way, and has shaped the coming midterms elections in a way that certainly behooves the Democrats.
Now, as the story seemed ready to fizzle out into a months-long courtroom drama, the DOJ suddenly has some new concerns.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s team may not have returned all the classified records removed from the White House at the end of his presidency even after an FBI search of his home, U.S. prosecutors warned on Thursday, calling it a potential national security risk that needs investigation.
That revelation came in a Justice Department court filing asking U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon to let it continue reviewing about 100 classified records seized by the FBI at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate while it investigates whether classified documents were illegally removed from the White House and improperly stored there.
Trump is under investigation for retaining government records, some of which were marked as highly classified, at the resort in Palm Beach, Florida, his home after leaving office in January 2021.
This was a rather smaller portion of the overall haul, however.
The 100 documents represent a fraction of the more than 11,000 records and photographs seized, most of which the government said Trump may review because they are not classified.
Trump succeeded in having a “special master” appointed to the case earlier this month, but the DOJ is now appealing that decision.