Former President Donald Trump is facing another grand jury investigation.
The New York Times reports that prosecutors convened a grand jury to investigate Trump’s mishandling of confidential documents that he improperly removed from the White House and brought with him to his Mar-a-Lago resort after his term ended in January 2019. 2021.
“In recent days, the Department of Justice has taken a number of steps showing that its investigation has progressed beyond the preliminary stages,” the paper writes. “Prosecutors have issued a subpoena to the National Archives and Records Administration to obtain the boxes of classified documents… Authorities have also made interview requests to people who worked in the White House in the final days of the Trump presidency, according to one of the people.”
The Times notes, however, that “accusations are rarely made in investigations into the handling of confidential documents” and that the DOJ “typically conducts them to determine whether any highly sensitive information may have been exposed so that the intelligence community can take action.” to protect the sources”. and methods.”
The investigation into Trump’s handling of confidential documents came after the National Archives revealed it had to go to Mar-a-Lago to obtain documents that were being requested by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. United States Capitol.
The National Archives sent a letter to Congress in February, confirming that it “identified items marked as classified national security information inside the boxes” that were removed from Mar-a-Lago earlier this year after the Supreme Court ruled that Trump would not. managed to protect the documents related to January 6 from the committee.