After seizing several classified documents from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, special counsel Jack Smith’s team became concerned it may have made a mistake by skipping two areas during its search.
In the lead-up last year to indicting Trump for his possession of classified documents, many interviews included questions hoping to determine whether there were additional documents in a locked closet and secret “hidden” room off of the former president’s bedroom, according to ABC News.
A former federal prosecutor and national security official at the Department of Justice said it was “a bit astonishing” that the two spaces hadn’t been included in the initial search. “You’re searching a former president’s house. You [should] get it right the first time,” he said.
Special counsel Jack Smith speaks to reporters Friday,