The former president raises new allegations
Did the FBI take classified documents from Trump in the Mar-a-Lago raid?
Apparently, not only did FBI agents confiscate government documents during a raid on Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago a week ago. The former chief says the FBI also took documents that are subject to attorney-client privilege.
Former US President Donald Trump (76) accuses the FBI of taking documents subject to attorney-client privilege. On Sunday, Trump wrote on the Truth Social platform, which he co-founded, that the federal police “intentionally” took materials from his Mar-a-Lago home that they shouldn’t have taken with them.
Trump asked the FBI to return the documents immediately. According to the 76-year-old, these are confidential documents between the client and the lawyer. Trump has repeatedly attacked the judiciary and the federal police after the inspection on Monday.
The FBI’s list of seized documents does not seem to indicate anything about the nature of the documents themselves. “We got this list from the FBI, but we’re not sure if it’s classified material or not,” Republican Representative Mike Turner told CNN. The receipt states that the material has been marked as confidential. But that doesn’t mean it’s really secret at the moment. He did not show any evidence of that.
Many levels of “secret”
According to the FBI’s list, last Monday at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, agents found, among other things, sets of documents classified as “top secret/SCI,” which are top secret and can only be viewed in private government institutions. . Four sets of confiscated documents were classified as “top secret,” three more as “confidential,” and the remaining three as “confidential.”
The search warrant lists three criminal offenses as possible grounds for possible confiscation—including collecting, sending, or losing defensive information. This falls under the US Espionage Act.
Melania’s coffers also looted?
Trump also wrote Thursday that the FBI had also ransacked former first lady Melania’s (52) safes. “I just learned that agents searched the First Lady’s cupboards and looted her clothes and personal belongings. Surprisingly, they left the area in relative chaos. Awesome!”
According to US media reports, Trump and the lawyers followed up the raid in Mar-a-Lago using surveillance cameras. Trump was in New York when he was briefed on the raid on his home in Palm Beach, Florida. (SDA)
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