Yet another leak on another day.
According to a report published by The New York Times on Thursday, Biden’s Justice Department thinks Trump may have further records at his home.
Trump may not have turned over all of the secret information stolen from the White House, the Justice Department claimed earlier this month.
The Times claims that a Justice Department official who oversees the counterintelligence operations spoke with Trump’s attorneys about the allegedly missing materials.
According to The New York Times:
A top Justice Department official told former President Donald J. Trump’s lawyers in recent weeks that the department believed he had not returned all the documents he took when he left the White House, according to two people briefed on the matter.
The outreach from the official, Jay I. Bratt, who leads the department’s counterintelligence operations, is the most concrete indication yet that investigators remain skeptical that Mr. Trump has been fully cooperative in their efforts to recover documents the former president was supposed to have turned over to the National Archives at the end of his term.
It is not clear what steps the Justice Department might take to retrieve any material it thinks Mr. Trump still holds.
And it is not known whether the Justice Department has gathered new evidence that Mr. Trump has held onto government material even after the court-authorized search in August of his private club and residence in Florida, Mar-a-Lago, and 18 months of previous efforts by the federal government to convince the former president to return what he had taken on leaving office.
Justice Department officials and representatives of Mr. Trump have held a number of discussions in recent weeks. After the call from Mr. Bratt, who has led the Justice Department’s investigation into Mr. Trump’s handling of the documents, Mr. Trump initially agreed to go along with the advice of one of his lawyers, Christopher M. Kise, who suggested hiring a forensic firm to search for additional documents, according to the people briefed on the matter.
But other lawyers in Mr. Trump’s circle — who have argued for taking a more adversarial posture in dealing with the Justice Department — disagreed with Mr. Kise’s approach. They talked Mr. Trump out of the idea and have encouraged him to maintain an aggressive stance toward the authorities, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Just two days have passed since a leak to the Washington Post before this one to the New York Times.
Trump’s attorney allegedly declined the former president’s request to inform the National Archives that all records were delivered back to Mar-a-Lago in January 2022, according to the most recent Deep State leak to the Washington Post.
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The Washington Post reported that according to ‘anonymous sources’ Trump’s lawyer refused his request to declare all documents were returned from Mar-a-Lago. CONTINUE READING…