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Trump Records May Have Been Moved to Obstruct Probe, DOJ Says

  • DOJ responds to Trump’s request for a special master review
  • Government says evidence shows attempt to obstruct justice
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WATCH: A US Department of Justice filing says White House records held in a storage room at Donald Trump’s Florida home may have been concealed or removed before an FBI June search.Source: Bloomberg
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The Justice Department said it developed evidence that White House records held in a storage room at Donald Trump’s Florida home may have been concealed or removed before a June FBI visit to collect classified documents, suggesting possible attempts to obstruct the investigation. 

The government made the assertion in a filing late Tuesday night. The document gives the public the clearest reasoning yet for the unprecedented search of Mar-a-Lago two months after the FBI’s earlier visit to the property, which was carried out pursuant to a May 11 grand jury subpoena.