Justice Department officials have demanded in recent weeks to former President Donald Trump’s attorneys that he return any outstanding documents marked as classified, making clear they do not believe he has returned all materials taken when he left the White House, a person familiar with the outreach told CNN.
The Justice officials – including Jay Bratt, a top lawyer in the Department of Justice’s national security division – have communicated to Trump’s attorneys that he has an ongoing obligation to return the documents marked as classified.
We know that the materials seized from Merde-a-Lardo contained many empty classified folders, and so that might be why the DOJ thinks they haven’t gotten everything back. Or maybe they watched Ivanna’s Trump’s ashes taking 6 stout men to carry in a casket?
It stands to reason that the DOJ knows to some degree what is missing (at least from inside the empty folders) so there could be another search warrant for another property at some point. I really would guess the trash palace in NJ where TFG had the Saudis for the recent LIV golf tournament (and document sales).
This story is far from over.