The Justice Department is investigating Trump's handling of classified documents after he left office. Around 100 documents marked classified were seized from his Florida residence.
Ednews informs via DW that US prosecutors have notified Donald Trump's lawyer that the former US president is the target of an investigation into the mishandling of classified documents after his time in office, US media reported, adding to Trump's legal woes in the run-up to presidential elections in 2024.
The notice came from the Office of Special Counsel Jack Smith, according to The New York Times, CNN, ABC and other news outlets. Smith is also leading the investigation into Trump's role in the January 6 Capitol riots.
News website Politico reported separately that prosecutors have sent Trump a letter informing him that he is under investigation, but the subject of that inquiry was unclear.
A notification of investigation does not necessarily mean that the prosecution will press charges. It is typically done to allow a person to come forward and defend his case to prosecutors. The Times, citing two people close to the matter, said that it was not clear when Trump's legal team was notified of the investigation.
A spokesperson for Smith's office declined to comment.