Trump employee tells FBI that he was ordered to move boxes of documents at Mar-a-Lago after subpoena

An employee of Donald Trump‘s told the FBI about moving boxes of documents at Mar-a-Lago under specific orders from the former president, people familiar with the investigation told The Washington Post.

According to The Post’s report, the witness account was combined with security camera footage and offers key evidence of Trump’s behavior after he was subpoenaed to return classified material he allegedly took from the White House and transported to his Palm Beach resort in the last days of his presidency.

From The Washington Post:

The people familiar with the investigation said agents have gathered witness accounts indicatingthat, after Trump advisers received a subpoena in May for any classified documents that remained at Mar-a-Lago, Trump told people to move boxes to his residence at the property. That description of events was corroborated by the security-camera footage, which showed people moving the boxes,said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich declined to answer detailed questions for this article. “The Biden administration has weaponized law enforcement and fabricated a Document Hoax in a desperate attempt to retain political power,” Budowich said in a statement. “Every other President has been given time and deference regarding the administration of documents, as the President has the ultimate authority to categorize records, and what materials should be classified.”

The employee is now reportedly cooperating with the Justice Department and has already say for multiple interviews with the FBI. The witness is now considered a key part of the Mar-a-Lago investigation.

Read the full report over at The Washington Post

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.