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Prosecutors Begin Probe Into Classified Documents Trump Smuggled To Mar-A-Lago

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Federal prosecutors are now investigating how several boxes of official Trump administration documents, some of them classified, found their way to Mar-a-Lago instead of being turned over to the National Archives as required by law.

The Department of Justice is looking into whether former President Donald Trump or any of his aides violated federal law by mishandling classified documents, The New York Times reports.

Under federal law, all records created during Trump’s term were the property of the United States and should have been transferred to the archives by the time he left office on 20 January, 2021. But the former president reportedly took several boxes of documents with him, many of them classified, in violation of federal law.

According to The Time, the investigation is aimed at determining how the boxes of documents were transported to Florida, who was responsible for boxing them up, and how they were stored in Florida.

Read it in The New York Times.