The question of obstruction was front and center when the affidavit for the federal search warrant to look at former President Donald J. Trump’s property was in part made public on Friday.
A statute related to obstruction was among those used to underpin the case for a warrant. Questions have emerged about whether Mr. Trump or his team were obstructing the investigation into additional documents.
“There is probable cause to believe that additional documents that contain classified NDI or that are presidential records subject to record retention requirements currently remain at the premises,” read one section of the affidavit, which used an abbreviation for national defense information. “There is also probable cause to believe that evidence of obstruction will be found at the premises.”