It appears that Chair of the Oversight Committee Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has some bad news for the previous president. The ex-president’s storage unit and other properties, such as his Bedminster Golf Resort, may contain additional files and items that do not belong to Trump, according to the National Archives. The previous POTUS comes to this property when summer hits Mar-a-Lago.
The House Oversight Committee sent the National Archives a letter on Tuesday. It asked the Archives to go over its records separate from what Donald Trump’s (R) attorneys just pulled out of the ex-president’s storage unit. The Washington Post reported that the letter required the Archives provide the Oversight Committee with:
‘[Maloney wanted] any additional presidential requesting a review to determine whether former president Donald Trump has retained any additional presidential records at his storage facility in Florida.’
The committee’s chair came out with details of her letter after the Washington Post reported on two items that were marked “classified.” Because it was likely that the attorneys missed “many additional articles” that could still that could be hidden there.
The judge on this case pointed out that:
‘[Trump had not] fully complied with a May grand jury subpoena to turn over all materials bearing classified markings.’
According to CNBC, the Department of Justice (DOJ) declared:
‘he designated seized Mar-a-Lago documents ‘as personal records’ — DOJ says he can’t do that ‘simply by saying so.’
The law says that government records, including all presidential records, notes, and gifts are designated the property of the government. And by law these items and documents must be handed off to the National Archives by an individual designated by the president leaving office.
A federal judge dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit Monday that sought a special master review of documents seized at Mar-a-Lago, after an appeals court ruled the review was unnecessary.
Earlier, US District Judge Aileen Cannon was given her orders Yahoo News reported:
- ‘[She] ordered the special master review it papers to potentially and remove from criminal investigation any of the 11,000 documents from the investigation that were personal or fell under executive or attorney-client privilege.’
- ‘The court’s ruling ends the document review, which was ordered after the FBI in August seized classified documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.
- The court dismissed the special master reviewing the documents, based upon Special Counsel Jack Smith taking over the cases.
Trump’s three attorneys had not wanted to become part of the drama, but it appeared they had no option other than resigning.
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