In recent days, fresh information on the unusual raid on the former president’s Florida residence has emerged.
Monday, the FBI conducted a search of Trump’s Florida estate, Mar-A-Lago. According to sources, the raid was part of an investigation into whether Trump stole and hid sensitive information from the White House at his home.
Federal officials broke into Trump’s home safe in search of records the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) desires.
The agents recovered 15 boxes of secret material, but they did not divulge the contents of the boxes.
Mulvaney, who served as Trump’s interim chief of staff during his administration, believes that a member of the former president’s inner circle may have tipped off the FBI before to the Mar-a-Lago raid.
Mulvaney said CNN’s New Day, “I didn’t know there was a safe at Mar-a-Lago and I was the chief of staff for 15 months.”
According to the former chief of staff, having access to the former president’s records at Mar-a-Lago would need a’really tight’ connection with him.
‘This would be a person who handled day-to-day operations and knew where papers were located, so it would be someone very close to the president,’ Mulvaney speculated. ‘There are probably six or eight people who had access to such material.’
As reported by Newsweek earlier this week, the FBI conducted the raid on Monday based on information from an informant who provided the location of Trump’s documents. According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump’s orbit includes a “rat.”
According to the Daily Mail, “beginning of Wednesday, Trump and his cronies began speculating about who among them may be the informant.”
Upon leaving the president, all official records are required to be turned over to the National Archives.
Earlier this year, the National Archives collected 15 boxes of records from Trump’s property, but a source familiar with Trump’s document storage allegedly informed investigators that there may be more documents at the private club.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Two months before the raid, FBI officials wrote to Trump’s lawyers requesting they install a stronger lock on the room where he stored documents, scattered among the former president’s suits, sweaters and golf shoes.
But then on Monday, 30 agents showed up and hauled away 12 more boxes of documents after reportedly breaking into the former president’s safe and sifting through ex-First Lady Melania’s closet.
Trump loyalist Mulvaney, who stepped back from the inner circle after the January 6 riot, said he couldn’t speculate who the informant was. CONTINUE READING…