Multiple Secret Service agents linked to former President Donald Trump have been subpoenaed in the investigation into Trump’s handling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago club, according to Fox News anchor Bret Baier.
The agents are expected to testify “likely on Friday” before a grand jury in Washington, D.C., Baier said on Twitter Monday morning. A subsequent Fox News story cited a single anonymous source, who did not specify how many agents were subpoenaed.
The development comes as Trump is separately expected to be arraigned on Tuesday on the first criminal charges ever brought against a former president.
A special counsel, former Justice Department prosecutor Jack Smith, is leading a probe into classified documents from Trump’s presidency that were taken to Mar-a-Lago after he left office. Dozens of documents marked “top secret,” “secret,” or “confidential” were seized in a high-profile FBI raid on the club in August, as reported by the New York Times.
Smith is also heading an investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol storming and alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Trump and the Secret Service, the agency tasked with protecting the president, have previously made headlines together. President Joe Biden reportedly viewed some agents in his protective detail as “MAGA sympathizers” loyal to Trump, and appointed a new head of the agency in August.
Facing several simultaneous investigations, Trump was indicted last week in a case that reportedly stems from an alleged hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels. He is expected to be arraigned in Manhattan on Tuesday.
This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.