(NewsNation) — House Republicans are requesting documents regarding the investigation into classified documents found at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, submitted the request to Attorney General Merrick Garland on behalf of the House Judiciary Committee, specifically requesting documents regarding the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago and the scope of special counsel Jack Smith‘s investigation into the former president.
The FBI searched Mar-a-Lago in August 2022, in an effort to retrieve sensitive documents Trump had failed to turn over to the National Archives as mandated by law. Trump described the search as a “raid” and House Republicans have launched an investigation into the FBI’s actions.
Smith was appointed to oversee the investigation, as well as an investigation into Trump’s actions leading up to and on the day of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. On Monday, lawyers representing Trump met with Department of Justice officials, including Smith, leading to speculation that Smith might be close to filing charges against Trump.
Previously, the department has declined requests for documents surrounding the search.
Trump is not the only political leader who has been found to have classified documents in an unsecured location. Sensitive documents were also found at a home and office belonging to President Joe Biden, as well as former Vice President Mike Pence‘s home.