DOJ factors to seemingly obstruction in inspecting paperwork at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Through Sadie Gurman, Jan Wolves and Alex Leary Updated August 31, 2022 1:50 PM ET

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said months before FBI agents searched the Florida property in early August, “probable efforts were made to obstruct the government’s investigation” of documents in former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

A court late Tuesday objecting to Mr Trump’s suggestion that the seized documents be reviewed by an independent arbitrator laid out the government’s most detailed timeline yet of the events leading up to the unprecedented search of the premises where investigators are said they found their records in locations other than the storage room where Mr. Trump’s lawyers had assured they were all being kept.

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