This week’s FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort came two months after investigators served a grand jury subpoena and federal agents removed additional documents from the estate, multiple outlets reported Thursday.
CNN reported that the subpoena was issued before an early June meeting, during which federal investigators were shown the basement storage room where boxes of documents and other memorabilia from Trump’s four years in the White House were reportedly kept.
“In early June, the DOJ and FBI asked my legal representatives to put an extra lock on the door leading to the place where boxes were stored in Mar-a-Lago – We agreed,” Trump wrote in a Wednesday post on his Truth Social platform recounting the meeting. “They were shown the secured area, and the boxes themselves.”
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Jay Bratt, the Justice Department’s counterintelligence chief, had made a written request for a stronger lock on the basement door, signing his note: “Thank you.”
Monday’s search warrant was in response to the belief that there were still sensitive national security documents at Mar-a-Lago, CNN reported.