At least a score of staff members at former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida residence have been subpoenaed by U.S. Justice to testify in the investigation into the former president’s mishandling of classified documents.
Those subpoenaed, ranging from resort staff to members of Trump’s inner circle, will be asked to talk about what they may have seen or heard during their daily duties at the property, including whether they saw boxes or documents in Trump’s office or elsewhere, according to CNN.
The prosecutor in charge of the investigation, Jack Smith, has sought testimony from a variety of people close to Trump, from his own lawyers representing him in the matter to staff working on the Mar-a-Lago grounds, including a housekeeper and restaurant servers.
»They’re casting an extremely wide net: anyone and everyone who might have seen something,» said a source familiar with the Justice Department’s efforts consulted by the aforementioned network.
On Thursday, Trump communications aide Margo Martin, who worked in the White House and then moved with Trump to Florida, appeared before the grand jury in Washington.
There is also another Mar-a-Lago staffer seen in security camera footage moving boxes from a storage room with Trump aide Walt Nauta, who has already spoken to investigators.
The Justice Department has been investigating the possible mishandling of national security records and possible obstruction for about a year. FBI agents recovered more than 100 classified documents during a search at Mar-a-Lago last August. Since then, Trump’s legal team has turned over additional classified material.
Source: (EUROPA PRESS)