At least two dozen Mar-a-Lago resort staffers have reportedly gotten subpoenas as part of the government’s probe of former President Donald Trump’s mishandling of classified material.
Special Counsel Jack Smith is demanding testimony from restaurant servers, a housekeeper, and other workers on the grounds of Trump’s ritzy Palm Beach, Fla., estate, CNN reported Thursday.
Investigators are reportedly interested in what staff at Trump’s private club and residence may have witnessed while working at the property.
“They’re casting an extremely wide net – anyone and everyone who might have seen something,” an unnamed source familiar with the investigation told the news outlet.
The outlet reports that federal investigators have already spoken with one Mar-a-Lago staffer seen on security camera footage helping Trump aide Walt Nauta move boxes out of a storage room on the property.
Several staffers subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury investigating Trump are being represented by counsel paid for by Trump entities, according to CNN.
On Thursday, Trump’s communications aide Margo Martin, who moved to Florida after working with the former president at the White House, reportedly appeared before the grand jury in Washington, DC.
Three of Trump’s attorneys have also recently appeared before the panel – Alina Habba, Christina Bobb and Evan Corcoran – and investigators are keen on getting Corcoran back in front of the grand jury after he reportedly refused to answer questions during his first appearance.
Two private contractors with security clearances hired by Trump to search his properties for sensitive records have also testified before the grand jury.
Smith’s team is investigating Trump for obstruction and criminal violations of the Presidential Records Act.
Smith was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland in November after Trump announced the launch of his 2024 presidential campaign and in the wake of FBI agents recovering more than 100 classified documents during a raid of Mar-a-Lago last summer.