Donald Trump reportedly warned against keeping classified documents
According to The Guardian, detailed notes taken by attorney Evan Cochran reveal that Trump was warned against keeping documents, and informed that they may contain sensitive materials.
In June 2022, Cochran's notes reveal that he found classified documents in a storage room at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.
His search took several days, with Cochran leaving the storage room unattended at times.
Despite what he uncovered, he told the Justice Department that there were no more materials at the property. But the FBI searched the estate in August and discovered 101 additional classified documents.
The notes also reveal how Trump's valet Walt Nauta, who has testified that he was ordered personally by the former president to move documents before and after the subpoena was issued, had extensive knowledge of the situation, including where Cochran would be searching.
Why the subpoena was not complied with has become a focal point of the investigation, as prosecutors believe Trump may have knowingly obstructed justice, which is a serious offense.
Trump and his legal team continue to discredit the investigation, describing it as "nothing more than a targeted, politically motivated witch-hunt" that aims to "prevent the American people from returning him to the White House."
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