Donald Trump’s troubles continue to mount this week, as the Department of Justice begins to take another look around for “classified” documents.
The story began months ago, after armed FBI agents descended upon Trump’s estate in Mar-a-Lago, sent by the National Archives to retrieve documents that they claimed Trump stole. Trump, understanding their concerns, explained that the documents in question were already “declassified” when he was still President, rendering their concerns unwarranted.
Now, as Trump awaits whatever DOJ hammer that’s swinging his way in that case, the Biden administration is now searching even more of his properties.
A search for documents carried out at the behest of former President Donald Trump’s attorneys turned up two documents with classified markings at a Florida storage facility, two people familiar with the documents told NBC News.
The documents were found recently in a facility not far from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and were turned over to the FBI, the sources said, confirming a report published Wednesday in The Washington Post.
And, what’s more:
Trump’s lawyers hired an outside firm to conduct searches last month at the storage facility and other locations. The storage unit where the new documents were found was in West Palm Beach. The nature of the documents was not revealed. One of the sources said Trump has never been inside the storage facility.
Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the case, suggesting that this is just another political “witch hunt” aimed at tainting the 2024 election.