Efforts were made for more than a year and a half to get confidential documents from Donald Trump
After all the excuses of Trump, the government had to take strict steps
Talks between the National Archives and Trump’s staff about the documents began in late 2020.
Washington. The US National Archives and Justice Department have repeatedly tried and failed to obtain confidential and sensitive documents from former President Donald Trump for more than a year and a half. Eventually, after Trump made all the excuses, the government was forced to take strict action. These confidential documents were recovered when the FBI searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida residence on August 8, on a court order. The whole work took more than a year and a half.
According to a New York Times report, a Justice Department affidavit seeking a warrant to search Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida home is clear that taking legal action to obtain classified government documents was an earlier How much effort did the government put in so that these documents could be obtained?
Discussions began in late 2020 between the National Archives and Trump’s staff regarding these documents. Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, promised to keep an eye on it, but failed to follow through on his reasoning. Donald Trump alerted the collection team to the missing material in May 2021. But nobody pays attention to it. The government learns that original correspondence with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was missing. Trump then offered to return Kim’s letter. Even that letter is not returned.
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After this, by the end of 2021, Dheeraj Archives starts responding to the authorities. Archives officials warned Trump representatives that the Justice Department or Congress could be alerted if the former president refuses to comply with the Presidential Records Act. A search warrant is then issued and the FBI searches Mar-a-Lago on August 8. In which 11 sets of confidential material were recovered.
tags: america, Donald Trump, FBI
First Published: 27 August 2022, 13:01 IST