Mick Mulvaney, the former Trump administration acting chief of staff, said on Thursday that the reported informant who tipped off authorities about where Donald Trump was storing classified documents at Mar-a-Lago would have to be “very close” to the former president.

“This would be someone who was handling things on day to day, who knew where documents were, so it would be somebody very close inside the president, my guess is there’s probably six or eight people who had that kind of information,” Mulvaney said on CNN.

Newsweek reported earlier this week that the FBI’s search had been aided by details from an informant who told the bureau what documents remained in Trump’s possession and where at Mar-a-Lago they were located. The Wall Street Journal similarly reported that investigators had been aided by a witness while Axios reported that some in Trump’s orbit have speculated about the possibility that someone close to the former president has been working with law enforcement.

The FBI on Monday executed a search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida as part of the alleged mishandling of potentially classified material, sparking outrage from Republicans and Trump himself. The Journal, in its article published on Wednesday, reported that an informant told investigators that Trump still had classified documents at Mar-a-Lago beyond the 15 boxes the National Archives took in February. The former president at that point had also told authorities that he had no more classified materials in his possession.... Read More: Politico