Trump lawyers have turned over to the FBI two additional classified documents they found in an off-site storage unit Trump rented in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Washington Post reports. It’s unknown if there were more non-classified government documents found along with them.
An outside team of contractors reportedly undertook a search of various Trump-controlled properties found the documents at a storage unit at a site not at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago flop house and burnt steak emporium run by a private company. While the storage unit was locked, there was no other significant security at the site to protect the documents, indicating Trump doesn’t give a shit about US national security.
The search of the storage unit came about as Trump’s lawyers face a deadline tomorrow to confirm in court that all documents had been returned to the government. The unit, which was rented by the General Services Administration, the government agency that helps outgoing presidents who lost elections to transition to civilian life, was rented to temporarily store material that had been placed in an office space in Northern Virginia in the months after Joe Biden’s inauguration. This means that the classified documents were likely in an unsecured location for months before being moved to Florida.
The Post’s source said that the team of contractors searched at least three locations, including Trump’s golf course in Bedminster and Trump Towers in New York City. Although they turned over both sets of classified documents, Trump’s representatives, including his lawyers, have repeatedly made false statements to federal officials about Trump possessing government documents and classified material.
In August, Trump’s lawyers told federal investigators that all classified documents had been returned. When questioned in October, his lawyers refused to confirm all government material had been returned, indicating they knew more existed and calling into question previous statements they’ve made.