Documents likely concealed at Donald Trump's Florida home


According to Department of Justice officials, documents kept in the former president Donald Trump's Florida property were probably hidden in an effort to thwart an FBI investigation

The government claimed in a court filing that "efforts were probably conducted to hinder" the inquiry into Mr. Trump's handling of sensitive information

In response to Mr. Trump's request for an impartial party to supervise a portion of the current case, the filing was made

US presidents are required to send all of their papers and emails to the National Archives after leaving office

After leaving office in January 2021, the FBI is looking into whether Mr. Trump inappropriately handled records by moving them from the White House to Mar-a-Lago

Justice Department's counterintelligence chief, Jay Bratt, gave the clearest picture so far of the department's attempts to retrieve documents from the former president

A National Archives team visited his Mar-a-Lago property in January, an FBI team visited in June, and the FBI searched the mansion on August 8 as a result of those attempts