Secret Service agents testified in investigation into Trump’s classified documents

About two dozen Secret Service agents have been subpoenaed or have appeared before a federal grand jury in Washington examining former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents, two sources familiar with the matter confirmed on Tuesday.

The sources said prosecutors interviewed officers assigned to Trump’s security detail at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, about 24 of whom were asked to testify before the grand jury. All complied, the sources said.

The testimony took place within the “last few months,” meaning not recently, since the grand jury is on recess, the sources said.

Special Counsel Jack Smith investigated Trump’s handling of classified and other documents after federal agents recovered thousands of government documents from Mar-a-Lago in August.

The involvement of more than 20 Secret Service agents was first reported by The New York Times on Tuesday.

A Secret Service agent watches as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Newport News/Williamsburg International on September 25, 2020, in Newport News, Virginia.  (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images file)

A Secret Service agent watches as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Newport News/Williamsburg International on September 25, 2020, in Newport News, Virginia. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images file)

Trump has not been charged with any crime in connection with the classified documents.

NBC News reported that a federal grand jury in Florida is expected to meet this week to hear evidence in Smith’s investigation. It is unclear how the legal proceedings in Florida relate to the work of a separate grand jury in Washington.

Trump said he did nothing wrong and repeatedly called the investigation a “witch hunt.” He also claimed that all documents had been declassified.

On Monday, Trump’s attorneys met with Smith and others at Justice Department headquarters in Washington, a source familiar with the matter said.

Trump faces criminal charges in another case in New York over heads of state that deal with alleged falsification of business records. The case concerns his alleged role in silent payments made towards the end of the 2016 presidential campaign. He has pleaded not guilty.

This article originally appeared on NBCNews.com

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