The corresponding request was filed against the background of information that the authorities took 15 boxes with various documentation from Trump’s estate in Florida, which was supposed to be transferred to the National Archives.

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has appealed to the Ministry of Justice with a request to verify how former American leader Donald Trump handled official documents from the time of his presidency. The Washington Post writes about this, citing sources.

According to the publication, the corresponding request was filed against the background of the recent appearance of information that the authorities removed 15 boxes with various documentation from Trump’s estate in Florida, which was to be transferred to the National Archives after the Republican left the post of head of state a little more than a year ago. In addition, in January, The Washington Post reported that some of the White House documents that were transferred by the National Archives to the special committee of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress to investigate the storming of the Capitol on January 6 last year were torn and then glued together.

NARA employees suggested that Trump could have violated U.S. laws regarding the handling of government documents, including those that may be considered secret. As The Washington Post clarifies, the discussion of this issue is still at an early stage, and it is not clear whether the Ministry of Justice will decide to investigate.

In turn, Trump, according to the publication, in a written statement on Wednesday noted that he interacts with NARA in this matter and organized the “transportation of boxes with presidential documents” in accordance with U.S. law.

Earlier, The Washington Post reported that in these 15 boxes, among other things, there was correspondence with the leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong-Un, as well as a letter left to Trump by former U.S. President Barack Obama (he held office in 2009-2017).