As the investigation of failed former president Donald Trump’s mishandling of classified documents continues to gain steam, Fox News is reporting that “multiple” Secret Service agents assigned to protect the ex-president will testify this week before a grand jury impaneled by Special Counsel Jack Smith.
According to Fox’s Bret Baier, “FOX News is told multiple U.S. Secret Service agents connected to Former President Donald Trump have been subpoenaed & are expected to testify before the D.C. grand jury likely on Friday. The grand jury appearances are related to the Special Counsel Jack Smith probe into the handling of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.”
Testimony from members of Trump’s security detail is seen as essential to the case being built against him by the Justice Department because as a former president, Trump is constantly surrounded by Secret Service protection.
The Fox report is the latest bad news for Trump, who will surrender in Manhattan on Tuesday after being indicted by a New York grand jury on 34 counts related to hush money he allegedly paid hush money to Stormy Daniels and then falsified business records to hide the deed.
Additionally, the Justice Department also believes it has all the evidence it needs to prove Trump obstructed justice in the matter of the top-secret documents he hoarded at his Florida resort. Text messages from an aide to the former president reportedly indicate that he did indeed move boxes of documents to hide them from the FBI.