Trump ordered Mar-a-Lago boxes to be moved: report
Published: Oct 14, 2022 01:08 AM
A former employee of Donald Trump has told federal agents the former US president asked for boxes of records to be moved within his Florida residence ­after receiving a government subpoena demanding their return, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

The testimony of the key witness, coupled with surveillance footage the Justice Department also obtained, represent some of the strongest known evidence to date of possible obstruction of justice by the former Republican president.

The FBI conducted a court-approved search on August 8 at Trump's home at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, seizing more than 11,000 documents including about 100 marked as classified.

The employee, who was working at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, was cooperating with the Justice Department and has been interviewed multiple times by federal agents, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the situation. The witness initially denied handling sensitive documents and in subsequent conversations with agents admitted to moving boxes at Trump's request, the newspaper reported.

A Trump spokesperson said the administration of US President Joe Biden had "weaponized law enforcement."

"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," Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich told the newspaper.