The FBI recovered 11 boxes of classified documents during the Mar-a-Lago raid, according to court documents.
Sources told The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek that someone had informed the feds of the materials and where to look.
Mary Trump, a vocal critic of her uncle, said she thought Jared Kushner may have been the informant.
Mary Trump said she believes the person who may have provided the FBI with information about documents held at Mar-a-Lago by her uncle, former President Donald Trump, may be Jared Kushner.
She made the comments during a radio interview Friday with The Dean Obeidallah Show. The host asked her who she thinks might be the “mole of Mar-a-Lago” after reports said the FBI had been tipped off by an informant close to the former president.
“We have to start with who would have access to these things. I don’t think Mark Meadows would have access to them,” Mary Trump began, firing the former chief of staff.
“I think we have to look very carefully at why Jared got $2 billion,” she said, referring to an investment in Kushner’s private equity firm by a fund led by Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. “We have to look very carefully at why he’s been so quiet for so many months now.”
“And we have to think about who might also be involved in what would require such a big game as exposing Donald to get out of trouble, or at least lessen the trouble they’re in,” she continued. “Sounds like someone in Jared’s position. I’m not saying it’s Jared, but it could be.”
Mary Trump, who has been a constant and vocal critic of her uncle, was not the first person to point the finger at Kushner.
Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, told Insider’s Natalie Musumeci on Thursday that he, too, thinks Kushner might be the FBI’s informant.
“It’s definitely a member of his entourage,” Cohen said, adding that he “wouldn’t be surprised to learn it was Jared or one of his children.”
“Who else would know of the existence of a safe and the specific contents kept inside?” Cohen, who has also become a vocal critic of Trump, said.
The FBI carried out the unprecedented raid on Mar-a-Lago on Monday. Unsealed court documents on Friday showed the search was part of an investigation into potential violations of three laws relating to the handling of government records, including part of the Espionage Act. The documents also showed that FBI agents recovered 11 boxes of classified documents.
Speculation about an informant followed reports earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek, both of which cited unnamed sources.
Newsweek reported that two government officials with knowledge of the raid said someone had informed law enforcement that there were certain documents at Mar-a-Lago. The sources also said the person knew where on the sprawling property the documents were stored.
The Journal then corroborated the information, reporting that sources close to the situation said someone told investigators there were more classified documents at Mar-a-Lago than the 15 boxes Trump handed over. earlier this year.
Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, served as a senior adviser to her stepfather. He and his wife, who also served as his father’s senior adviser, have remained largely hidden from the public since leaving the White House last year.
Kushner wrote in his forthcoming memoir, titled “Breaking History: A White House Memoir,” that he was ready for the end of Trump’s presidency.
“It’s been a crazy five years, but in thirty days we’ll have a lot less responsibility and we’ll get our lives back together,” Kushner told Ivanka, according to the memoir, which was obtained by Insider.
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