8/9/2022

FBI/INVESTIGATIONS: “Federal agents searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Monday [August 8, 2022] in part because they believed additional classified information remained at the private club after the National Archives retrieved more than a dozen boxes of White House documents from the resort earlier this year, people familiar with the matter said…

The Justice Department has been looking into the former president’s handling of official records as well as his actions around the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Monday’s search is separate from the Jan. 6 investigation, the people familiar with the probe said. Mr. Trump has denied wrongdoing and casts the investigations as part of a long-running campaign by Democrats.

Legal historians couldn’t recall another case in recent history in which the FBI searched the home of a former president.”

-Sadie Gurman, Alex Leary, and Aruna Viswanatha, “FBI Search of Trump Property Prompted by Concerns Over Sensitive Documents,” wsj.com, August 9, 2022