FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search followed months of resistance, delay by Trump

October 11, 2022

Instead, they contained a hodgepodge of documents, including some that didn’t even come from Trump’s time in the White House. But some of the White House records had obvious markings indicating they were classified. On April 12, an Archives official emailed Philbin and John Eisenberg, another former deputy White House counsel, to tell them the Justice Department, via the Biden White House, had made the request. The FBI became increasingly convinced that the former president continued to hold classified documents in Florida, people familiar with the investigation said. Lawyers for Trump described the subpoena in their court filing on Monday, which claimed the FBI search was overbroad and unfair.