The special counsel investigating former President Donald Trump’s alleged mishandling of Classified material has subpoenaed roughly two dozen individuals, including members of staff, from the former President’s Mar-a-Lago resort.
CNN first reported on the subpoenas, revealing Special Counsel Jack Smith, who Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed to oversee the Department of Justice’s probes into Trump, has subpoenaed restaurant servers and housekeepers from Mar-a-Lago, in addition to staff members captured on security footage helping to move the boxes of sensitive material from a storage room.
The CNN report also explains that Smith has also subpoenaed several of Trump’s aides and attorneys to appear before a federal grand jury.
On Thursday (March 16), CNN reported that a communication aide for Trump, Margo Martin, appeared before a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. in connection to the probe into Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents.
Since Trump left the Oval Office, nearly 300 classified documents have been discovered in his possession, 100 of which were discovered during the FBI’s search and seizure of Mar-a-Lago in August. The bureau’s search and seizure followed concerns that Trump hadn’t fully complied with an earlier Subpoena to turn over all classified documents in his possession.
On Friday (March 17), a federal judge also ordered Trump’s attorney, Evan Corcoran, to appear before the grand jury assembled to review Trump’s mishandling of Classified documents.
U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell ordering Corcoran to testify is a significant win for Smith, with the Trump attorney likely to become a critical witness in the Department of Justice’s case.