Special Counsel Jack Smith has dropped hints that he may be planning to raid President Donald Trump’s home in Florida again.
Smith leaked a story claiming that the FBI missed alleged “hidden rooms” when they raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
According to a leak to ABC News, Smith’s prosecutors have been grilling witnesses about “hidden rooms” and a “locked closet” at Trump’s home.
When Biden’s FBI raided Mar-a-Lago in August 2022, federal agents did not search any so-called hidden rooms or locked closets.
Sources reportedly told ABC News that Trump had the lock on the closet changed while his lawyer searched for classified documents in the basement storage area of Mar-a-Lago.
ABC News reported:
“In addition to the closet, the FBI also didn’t search what authorities have called a ‘hidden room’ connected to Trump’s bedroom, sources said.”
The latest leak hinted at the possibility of another “search” or raid of Trump’s Florida property.
The last raid of Trump’s home was conveniently timed to make headlines in the run-up to the 2022 midterms.
Another upcoming raid would help the corporate media “save democracy” by warning voters about the “threat of MAGA Republicans” ahead of the 2024 election.
“It’s also unclear if Trump ever kept any classified documents in either of those spaces, or whether Smith’s team ever considered seeking another warrant to search Mar-a-Lago again,” ABC News said.
Smith is now trying to determine whether there still might be more classified documents at Trump’s estate.
The special counsel’s prosecutors questioned witnesses about the so-called “missed spaces” in the months leading up to Trump’s July 2023 indictment.
However, as Trump continues to surge in the polls, Smith now believes it’s a good time to investigate these alleged “missed spaces.”
ABC News reported:
Special counsel Jack Smith’s team has questioned several witnesses about a closet and a so-called “hidden room” inside former President Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago that the FBI didn’t check while searching the estate in August 2022, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.
As described to ABC News, the line of questioning in several interviews ahead of Trump’s indictment last year on classified document charges suggests that — long after the FBI seized dozens of boxes and more than 100 documents marked classified from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate — Smith’s team was trying to determine if there might still be more classified documents there.
According to sources, some investigators involved in the case came to later believe that the closet, which was locked on the day of the search, should have been opened and checked.
As investigators would later learn, Trump allegedly had the closet’s lock changed while his attorney was in Mar-a-Lago’s basement, searching for classified documents in a storage room that he was told would have all such documents.
Trump’s alleged efforts to conceal classified documents from both the FBI and his own attorney are a key part of Smith’s indictment against Trump in Florida.
Meanwhile, Smith’s cases against Trump have hit roadblocks and may be delayed until after the 2024 election, rendering them useless for the Democrats.
Smith’s January 6 case against Trump is indefinitely postponed since it is currently held up in a federal appeals court.
It is currently awaiting a decision on Trump’s immunity claims.
In a 6-page order, Obama-appointed Judge Tanya Chutkan barred Smith from filing any more motions amid Trump’s immunity argument.
While Trump’s immunity claims are tied up in the appeals court, Smith’s classified documents case in Florida will also be impacted.
Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee who is overseeing the classified documents case in a Florida federal court, will likely postpone her trial as well.
The classified documents trial is currently set for May 20.
However, Judge Cannon previously hinted she would postpone that trial if the D..C trial was postponed.