Between the seized documents during the search that the FBI made this Monday at the residence of former US President Donald Trump in Mar-a-Lago there was material classified as ‘top secret’ and that it could only be consulted in government offices under maximum security.
This is reflected by the search warrant to which The New York Times has had access this Friday. The registry was covered by a law against espionage (‘Espionage Act’) that prevents that no one is left with information that could potentially harm the country or favor its enemies.
According to The Wall Street Journal, during his registration (or “raid”as Trump insists on calling it in line with his victimizing rhetoric), federal agents seized 11 sets of documents of Trump’s super-luxury house in Florida. Four of those sets of documents would be classified as ‘top secret’others three What ‘secret’ Y three more like ‘confidential’. 20 boxes that contained, as far as is known, articles, folders with photos and Trump’s clemency grant to his former adviser Roger Stone.
According to the reports of ‘The Wall Street Journal’, the FBI searched during the search of the Trump mansion for some type of documents that contained nuclear weapons informationalthough at the moment it is not clear if the agency managed to get hold of any.
Trump invites the Justice Department to make the documents public
search warrant (requested by Attorney General Merrick Garland) was made public this Friday after Trump’s legal team failed to file any objections. Trump himself published a message on his social network ‘Truth Social’ in a defiant tone, inviting the Department of Justice to make the documents public.
Trump says the documents had been declassified pic.twitter.com/tvr0oI7R4x
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 12, 2022
Nevertheless, Trump himself could have made all that information public right then and there. He has decided to wait for the deadline to run out while launching messages that could lead one to think that he has been the one who has promoted the publication.
The Presidential Records Act requires all White House tenants a return presidential documents once they leave their post.