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DOJ is seeking further surveillance video from Mar-a-Lago, suggesting Trump may still have secret documents there: NYT

By Nolan Thom

Aug 23, 2022

The paper suggests that this may be the case because secret paperwork is more likely to be stored at that facility.

Thousands of documents were retrieved by FBI agents on August 8, setting off a political storm.

According to a report in The New York Times, the FBI has subpoenaed additional surveillance camera footage from Mar-a-Lago.

The outlet suggests this could mean "officials are not certain whether they have recovered all the presidential records" from Trump Tower.

Both the FBI and Trump's representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

On Monday, Trump's legal team requested in court that the DOJ return certain documents, citing attorney-client privilege.

Trump has adamantly insisted that he is within his legal rights to keep the documents at his residence and that he declassified them while in office. ...

Trump has described the FBI search as extensive and invasive, but he has not said whether any additional records were still at Mar-a-Lago.

The search warrant was issued as a direct result of a previous failure to fully return all requested documents. Trump voluntarily gave back 15 boxes t...

Former presidents like Trump are required by the Presidential Records Act to hand over all government-created documents after their terms end.

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