Federal agents investigating former President Donald Trump’s connection to classified documents told the judge who signed the search warrant for his Florida estate last year that they fear the whereabouts are unknown. found some documents, according to a new court filing.
A less redacted version of the search warrant affidavit released on Wednesday said Justice Department officials became concerned after viewing Mar-a-Lago security cameras they had obtained from the Trump Company. .
The affidavit says the videos show a Trump employee – since identified as aide and former White House valet Walt Nauta – moving boxes out of a storage area where Trump and his lawyers previously admitted to keeping classified documents. .
“[T]The current location of the boxes that were removed from storage but not returned is unknown,” the affidavit reads.
These videos were mentioned in the criminal indictment filed against Trump and Nauta last month. The indictment said that in the days before the Department of Justice left to retrieve documents pursuant to a subpoena in June last year, Nauta removed 64 boxes from the storage room and took them to Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago. He only brought 30 of the boxes back to the storage room before federal authorities arrived, according to the indictment.
The less redacted version of the affidavit also refers to other alleged incidents mentioned in the indictment, including statements by a Trump attorney that he was told that “all records from the White House were stored in one location at Mar-a-Lago, the storage room.” The indictment said the documents were stored in multiple locations, including Trump’s office and residence, a ballroom stage and in a bathroom.
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