Earlier this month, White House officials and President Joe Biden stated they did “not have any advance notice” of the raid on former President Donald Trump’s home, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida.
A senior White House official echoed the president a day after the raid when he told CBS reporter Ed O’Keefe that the White House had “no advance knowledge. Some learned from social media.”
Those statements were questioned from the very beginning and now are being scrutinized in light of new information about how for several months before the raid took place, key parties discussed options regarding the records at Trump’s home.
On Wednesday, while sharing remarks from the White House about his administration’s plan to cancel student loan debt, President Bident doubled down on his claim, saying, “I didn’t have any advance notice,”
“None. Zero. Not one single bit,” he added.
However, USSA News reports that newly revealed memos from then-White House Deputy Counsel Jonathan Su show that the White House was having conversations with the FBI, DOJ and National Archives on the matter as early as April.
Further, memos and a statement from the National Archives Director Debra Steidel Wall show that it was Biden who opened the door for the DOJ to seek a grand jury to issue a subpoena to compel Trump to turn over any remaining materials he possessed from his presidency.
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