A former top official with the FBI said Saturday that new photographic evidence seems to suggest disgraced former one-term president Donald Trump deliberately moved classified documents from his Mar-a-Lago resort to his Bedminster golf club just three days after the federal government contacted him about failing to return requested materials.
According to Mediaite:
On Saturday morning, Meidas Touch posted an intriguing video from last year, writing “Video from May 8, 2021 shows Trump boarding a jet from Florida to Bedminster with multiple boxes bearing a strong resemblance to boxes of top secret materials found at Mar-a-Lago. On May 6, NARA had contacted Trump’s team saying documents were missing and may be at Mar-a-Lago.”
That video was taken exactly three days after Trump had been notified he needed to return the documents he had in his possession:
May 6: National Archives and Records Administration contacts Trump’s team to say some high-profile presidential documents appear to be missing. “We know things are very chaotic, as they always are in the course of a one-term transition,” Gary Stern, the agency’s chief counsel writes to Trump lawyers. “But it is absolutely necessary that we obtain and account for all presidential records.”
The resurfaced video led Peter Strzok, a former FBI agent and official, to weigh in on Twitter.
Then others shared their thoughts on the video and the timing of when those boxes were being moved.
Andrew Weissmann, who served as lead investigator for Special Counsel Robert Mueller during the Russiagate probe, noted:
To paraphrase a line from the classic 1975 film “Jaws,” You’re gonna need a bigger search warrant.