Taylor Budowich, previously an aide to Donald Trump and now heading a Trump-affiliated Super PAC called MAGA Inc., was scheduled to appear before a grand jury on Wednesday, Your Content has learned.
This appearance is part of a federal investigation into the handling of classified documents by the former president following his departure from the White House.
Accompanied by his lawyer, Stanley Woodward, Budowich arrived at the federal courthouse in Miami, refraining from answering any questions posed by reporters.
Reuters attempted to reach out to Budowich for comment on his impending appearance, but received no immediate response.
The ongoing probe by federal investigators focuses on whether Trump and his associates violated the law by retaining U.S. documents, potentially including those at his Florida residence, subsequent to leaving the White House.
Investigators are also exploring potential obstruction of the Justice Department’s inquiry.
A recent article in The Washington Post revealed that a witness was expected to present before a federal grand jury in Miami as part of the Justice Department’s investigation led by Special Counsel Jack Smith.
While a grand jury in Washington has been hearing testimony for months in this case, it remains uncertain whether federal prosecutors intend to pursue charges in Florida separately or in addition to those in Washington, as reported by The Post.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Jack Smith to oversee the documents investigation, along with examining Trump’s involvement and that of others in various actions related to his 2020 election loss, culminating in the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.
This situation marks a significant milestone, as Trump is the first former or current U.S. president to face criminal charges.
In April, he pleaded not guilty to felony charges brought forth by the Manhattan district attorney, which allege the falsification of business records tied to hush money payments made to a porn star prior to his 2016 election, according to CNN.