Justice Department says it sees Trump filibustering

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it had found evidence suggesting that documents removed from the White House at the end of Donald Trump’s term in office were later concealed at the ex-president’s Florida home in order to to obstruct a federal investigation into these documents.

A lawyer for Donald Trump “explicitly prohibited” FBI agents from opening boxes in a storage room at Trump’s residence during a June search, the Justice Department said in a document. legal.

“The government has also established evidence that the government records were concealed and removed from the storage room and that these steps were likely taken to obstruct the government’s investigation,” it added in the document sent to the court. district of South Florida.

A hearing is scheduled for Thursday to consider Donald Trump’s request that a special expert be appointed to oversee the review of documents – many of them classified – seized from his Florida home in Mar-a-Lago by the FBI during of a search earlier this month.

(Report Sarah N. Lynch Washington and Dan Whitcomb Los Angeles; French version Jean Terzian)

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