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Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas Mar-a-Lago Staff and Trump Inner Circle for Handling of Classified Documents

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

  • At least two dozen people, including Mar-a-Lago resort staff and members of Donald Trump’s inner circle, have been subpoenaed to testify to a federal grand jury investigating Trump’s handling of classified documents.
  • Trump’s communications aide Margo Martin, who worked in the White House and then moved with Trump to Florida, appeared before the grand jury in Washington, DC.
  • The Justice Department has been investigating potential mishandling of national security records and possible obstruction for about a year.

The federal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents has subpoenaed at least two dozen people, including members of his inner circle and staff at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

The investigation, which has been ongoing for about a year, is being conducted by a federal grand jury and overseen by special counsel Jack Smith. The Justice Department is investigating potential mishandling of national security records and possible obstruction.

Among those subpoenaed is Trump’s communications aide Margo Martin, who appeared before the grand jury in Washington, DC. Martin, who worked in the White House and then moved with Trump to Florida, declined to answer any questions when approached by a CNN reporter. Smith’s senior-most prosecutor was involved in the interview.


Investigators are seeking testimony from a range of people close to Trump, including his attorneys who represent him in the matter, as well as Mar-a-Lago staffers, such as housekeepers and restaurant servers.

The staffers are of interest to investigators because of what they may have seen or heard while on their daily duties around the estate, including whether they saw boxes or documents in Trump’s office suite or elsewhere.

“They’re casting an extremely wide net – anyone and everyone who might have seen something,” said one source familiar with the Justice Department’s efforts.

Many of the Mar-a-Lago staffers are being represented by counsel paid for by Trump entities, according to sources and federal elections records. FBI agents recovered more than 100 classified documents during a search of Mar-a-Lago last summer.

Since then, Trump’s legal team has turned over additional classified material. The federal probe previously subpoenaed top Trump advisers, such as former White House deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino and former Trump adviser and Pentagon official Kash Patel. Meanwhile, Smith continues to pursue Trump defense lawyer Evan Corcoran.

In an earlier appearance before the grand jury, Corcoran declined to answer questions about his conversations with Trump related to the classified documents, citing attorney-client privilege. Prosecutors are asking a judge to find that he must answer because the conversations may have been part of advancing a crime or fraud.

Source: cnn.com

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16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Colby Goodson

    March 20, 2023 at 6:35 am

    Leave the man alone. This has no criminal element in it. They know he will win in 2024 and are making it worse for themselves.

    • John C. Bossolt

      March 20, 2023 at 7:16 am

      I wish these bozos would take your advice, but we are descending into a police state where laws are made up or disregarded at will. I fear for our beloved Country.

    • Jack

      March 20, 2023 at 7:50 am

      Well I like your answer. I would loke to know why Biden and his entire administration is not being prosecuted for the same thing. Biden is the biggest disgrace of an American so called president in our history.

      • Jeanne M.

        March 20, 2023 at 3:12 pm

        Agree!!!! Biden and Family probably have been doing crimes for the last 30 years. I would not trust any of them at all especially if young children are around. Joe does not really care what he does in public because he gets away with it.

  2. Albert Adcock

    March 20, 2023 at 6:50 am

    Political persecution of President Trump has to stop. 7 years of undue investigations, and lies have shown no guilt or collusion of any kind. Impeach the treasonous biden administration and end this. Garland is bidens personal ass licker and wray is garlands. They must all go

  3. dan

    March 20, 2023 at 7:00 am

    grasping for any elements that can used against the president,would be interested to know if any of these left wingers can be prosecuted for abuse of the justice system perhaps even if any the corrupt legal community can be held accountable for assiting in fabrication of the information, time to begin to prosecute the individuals involved in the steel dosier also time to clamp down of news defamination hold networks accountable .need a federal grand jury for biden son and others, as this is infecting local elections with dirty politic’s corruption of all elections thanks to sorros funding district attorney’s

    • CandygramForMongo

      March 20, 2023 at 8:38 am

      HANG ALL!!!

  4. James

    March 20, 2023 at 7:36 am

    When are they going to do the same for Biden and his crooked family. There is plenty of evidence there. He was not elligable to have any classified documents at all and Trump was, but he did anyway. This is all a political ploy to try to keep him from running again because the know he will win and they will have more trouble trying to steal the next election since everyone will be looking for them to try it again since they did it and got by with it last time. The law needs to be enforced., not just on one side.

  5. CandygramForMongo

    March 20, 2023 at 8:37 am

    LET…..IT……GOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! NEVER IN MY LIFETIME HAVE I WITNESSED SUCH HATRED FOR A PRESIDENT WHO “LOVES” HIS COUNTRY! THIS IS WHAT IT MUST’VE FELT LIKE IN 1930′-1940’S NAZI GERMANY. HEIL XIDEN!!!!

  6. Nancy Brand

    March 20, 2023 at 8:58 am

    Why don’t they investigate SOMETHING about our crooked president and his SON and leave Trump alone?

  7. mike kerrigan

    March 20, 2023 at 9:00 am

    The Socialist Far Left Loons funded by the equally Socialist Far Left Mutt SOROS have successfully installed a President (who is Senile & Incompetent), Socialist Far Left Congress members. Governors, Attorneys General, Mayors and State Attorneys that are in the fast lane to destroyed the U.S…..

    Why the citizenry has allowed this to occur is stunning and are entitled to anything and everything the Socialist Far Left doles out……

    “dogs to loose when war is waged”

  8. paulkersey50ca

    March 20, 2023 at 9:11 am

    one massive lawsuit against the dnc for harassment and malicious prosecution should get their attention.

  9. eli

    March 20, 2023 at 10:51 am

    Where is GOP?
    Why they do nothing?

  10. American

    March 20, 2023 at 11:39 am

    These witch hunts must stop! They are wasting taxpayers’ money and judges’ and lawyers’ time. The timing of this tells you everything. It is nothing more than harassment. I wonder if it could be classified as election tampering.

  11. LINDA

    March 20, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    IT IS PAST TIME FOR THIS TO STOP. LEAVE THE MAN ALONE, HE WAS THE BEST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY AND THEY ARE JUST AFRAID HE WILL WIN AGAI N AND I AM SURE HE WILL. GO GET BIDEN AND HIS CROOKED FAMILY.’

  12. Helen E Sanders

    March 20, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    They keep going after Trump who has done nothing wrong, but they won’t do anything to the Tyrant that is occupying the White House. They left Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama and the rest of the Democrats go who have committed treason. We need to definitely demand an investigation into the DOJ, FBI, CIA and the IRS. And after the investigation on them they need to be shut down.

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