Just when Donald Trump undoubtedly thought things couldn’t possibly get any worse…
To say that the disgraced, one-term, twice-impeached former president is pretty much drowning in scandal and legal troubles right now would frankly be the understatement of the last 5 and a half years. However, if the former guy was thinking (or hoping) that the Biden Department of Justice would be the least of his problems, he’s certainly got another thing coming — as the New York Times reports today that prosecutors with the Justice Department have officially convened a grand jury to investigate Donald Trump’s highly inappropriate mishandling of confidential, top-secret, and highly classified documents.
This particular investigation hails back to the bombshell news that broke a few months ago when the National Archives and Records Administration revealed that they were forced to retrieve more than a dozen boxes of classified documents from Donald Trump’s FL Mar-a-Lago home/resort that he had improperly taken with him when he left the White House.
“In recent days, the Justice Department has taken a series of steps showing that its investigation has progressed beyond the preliminary stages,” the Times report reads. “Prosecutors issued a subpoena to the National Archives and Records Administration to obtain the boxes of classified documents… The authorities have also made interview requests to people who worked in the White House in the final days of Mr. Trump’s presidency, according to one of the people.”
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The paper does, however, go on to note that charges are rarely brought in investigations into the handling of classified documents” and that the Department of Justice “typically conducts them to determine whether any highly sensitive information may have been exposed so the intelligence community can take measures to protect sources and methods.”
The National Archives only discovered that the boxes of classified records had been removed from the White House and relocated to Trump’s golf club when the January 6th House Select Committee requested the documents in connection to their investigation into the Capitol attack, and Donald Trump’s specific role in it.
Back in February of this year, the National Archives sent a letter to Congress confirming that among the boxes that were removed from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, they had “identified items marked as classified national security information within the boxes.” This was after the US Supreme Court had ruled against Donald Trump and refused to allow him to shield January 6th related documents from the House Select Committee.
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