The Department of Justice suspects former President Donald Trump still possesses documents that he took from the White House, people familiar with the matter told NBC News on Friday.
The department's top counterintelligence official, Jay Bratt, recently communicated that concern to Trump's lawyers, the sources said.
The revelation leaves some key questions unanswered, including whether the department has concrete evidence that Trump still holds classified material or it's just a suspicion based on inferences, such as the empty envelopes with classified markings that were seized at Mar-a-Lago or information from the National Archives that it's still missing documents from Trump's presidency.
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Various court filings from the department have suggested that some presidential records are still missing.
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