Investigators from the DOJ subpoenaed video from a 60-day period “including views from outside the storage room”, reported The New York Times.
“According to a person briefed on the matter, the footage showed that, after one instance in which Justice Department officials were in contact with Mr. Trump’s team, boxes were moved in and out of the room,” reported Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush for the newspaper.
“That activity prompted concern among investigators about the handling of the material.”
The Times says that it is not clear exactly when the footage was from.
But Trump observers took to Twitter to raise their concerns.
“It sounds like DOJ has reason to be concerned that it *still* may not have recovered all of the classified material taken by Trump,” tweeted former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti.
It sounds like DOJ has reason to be concerned that it *still* may not have recovered all of the classified material taken by Trump. https://t.co/MdCJSJcKqz
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) August 14, 2022
And Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks, added: “Trump Lawyer Told Justice Dept. That Classified Material Had Been Returned. Obviously that raises many questions since it was false. If true, FBI couldn’t have left with 21 more boxes in August.”
Trump Lawyer Told Justice Dept. That Classified Material Had Been Returned https://t.co/tbfZGjWEkV. Obviously that raises many questions since it was false. If true, FBI couldn't have left with 21 more boxes in August.
— Jill Wine-Banks (@JillWineBanks) August 14, 2022
Bill Kristol, who was Dan Quayle’s chief of staff tweeted, “Whoa. Let me amplify. WHOA.”
“...of course, maybe Trump just had a standing order that the classified/magically de-classified documents be moved around every now and then so they could get some air…”
Mr Trump himself took to Truth Social on Sunday and called for the FBI to return some of the documents taken in last week’s raid.
The former president claimed in the post that some of the documents were protected under attorney-client privilege and should not have been seized in the first place.