Donald Trump’s legal team gave Department of Justice investigators an envelope with classified markings that found at the ex-president’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
The material contained in the envelope had also been electronically copied on to a laptop and thumb drive that belonged to an aide who works for the Save America PAC. That laptop and thumb drive are now in the hands of the government, ABC News reported Friday.
The envelope was discovered by Trump aides in January as they searched the resort in the hunt for further classified documents in order to comply with the DOJ’s investigation. It was turned over to the feds by Trump lawyer James Trusty.
The material-in-question was found inside Mar-a-Lago and not in the storage facility that was being used to house the hundreds of documents that were seized by investigators in August 2022.
Last year, the FBI executed a search warrant at Trump’s home and recovered numerous documents that were marked classified. Since then, similar documents have been recovered at the private residences of President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence.
In August 2022, investigators seized hundreds of classified documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence
A statement from Trump’s team jokingly referred to the DOJ as the ‘Department of Injustice’ and went on to redundantly call the probe a ‘fake hoax’
Trump lawyer James Trusty shown in September 2022. The ex-president hired Trusty after seeing him on television
In a statement to ABC News, Trump’s team maintained their stance that the investigations are ‘politically motivated’ and a ‘witch hunt’ designed to hurt his chances of winning the presidency in 2024.
The statement jokingly referred to the DOJ as the ‘Department of Injustice’ and went on to redundantly call the probe a ‘fake hoax.’
The development comes hours after it was revealed that the