A lawyer for former President Donald Trump who signed a letter asserting that all classified documents had been returned to the federal government was interviewed last week by the FBI, according to multiple reports.
Christina Bobb told federal investigators on Friday that two other lawyers were involved in crafting the June letter claiming that Trump had complied with a grand jury order to hand over the records and that she was asked to sign it as the designated custodian, NBC News reported Monday.
The Trump team’s letter is of interest to federal investigators because prosecutors have said its assertions that all presidential materials had been returned is untrue — since an Aug. 8 FBI raid at the Florida resort turned up another trove of materials.
While 38 documents with classification markings were handed over with the letter on June 3, more than 100 additional classified records were seized from Mar-a-Lago in August when FBI agents returned with a search warrant.
The June letter claimed a “diligent search was conducted of the boxes” taken to Mar-a-Lago from the White House as Trump departed office in January 2021 and that “any and all responsive documents accompany this certification.”
It contained the proviso that the statements were “based upon the information that has been provided to me.”
Bobb reportedly told the feds that the letter was drafted by Evan Corcoran and given to her to sign in her capacity as the custodian.
She fingered another Trump legal adviser, Boris Epshteyn, as being involved in discussions about the letter, although she said he did not assist in drafting it.
Trump has been contesting the seizure of the documents in various courts, seeking among other things to have a special master be named to pore through the records to determine what is shielded by executive or attorney-client privilege.
Trump’s legal team last week asked the Supreme Court to intercede in the dispute and block the DOJ from using classified documents in its ongoing investigation into whether the 45th president violated federal law related to custody of government records.
With Post wires