– FBI confiscates top-secret documents at Trump residence
After the Mar-a-Lago raid, the search warrant was released. Likewise, a list of confiscated documents containing, among other things, information about the President of France.
when Search for the home of former US President Donald Trump In Florida, the FBI confiscated several highly classified documents. This appears from the receipt of the confiscated materials, which was published by a court in the US state of Florida with the search warrant on Friday at the request of US Attorney Merrick Garland. Trump had previously written on the social network Truth Social, which he co-founded, that all the documents had been released, so the confidentiality was lifted.
According to an FBI listing, agents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate found a set of Top Secret/SCI documents, which are top secret and can only be viewed at special government facilities. Four sentences were classified as “top secret,” three more as “confidential,” and the remaining three as “confidential.” The Washington Post reported that the FBI was also searching for classified documents on nuclear weapons.
According to the list, agents also confiscated several boxes, a pardon for Trump confidant Roger Stone, unspecified information about the “President of France” and two photo albums. The newspapers published now say nothing about the content of the documents.
The search warrant lists three criminal offenses as possible causes for potential confiscation: collecting, transferring, or losing defense information, removing or destroying official documents, and destroying or altering documents to obstruct investigations. The first point can be punished with imprisonment for up to ten years, the second with imprisonment for up to three years and the third with up to 20 years.
On Thursday, Attorney General Garland stressed that the presumption of innocence applies. He stressed at the same time that a federal court approved the inspection “after the necessary identification of sufficient suspicion.” Trump has been highly critical of the operation and has accused the government of his successor, Joe Biden, of misusing the FBI for political purposes.
The National Archives contradicts Obama’s claim of documents
The US National Archives contradicted Trump’s claim that his predecessor Barack Obama kept classified documents after his departure. On Friday, the government organization said that, in accordance with legal requirements, after Obama left office in 2017, the National Archives “taken over the exclusive legal and physical custody of Obama’s presidential documents.” About 30 million pages of unclassified documents are kept in the Chicago area. The confidential information will be kept in Washington.
The US Federal Police (FBI) searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Monday. The Washington Post reported that agents were also searching for classified documents about nuclear weapons. The Wall Street Journal reported that the FBI seized 11 sets of classified or classified documents. Among them are those that are classified as top secret and can only be viewed in private government institutions. The list of confiscated documents does not contain details of their contents. In total, FBI agents took about 20 boxes of items from Mar-a-Lago.
On Friday, Trump wrote on the network he co-founded the Truth Social that authorities asked him about, he would have given them all the documents. In the same letter, he wrote: “The biggest problem is what are they going to do with the 33 million pages of documents, many of them classified, that President Obama took with him to Chicago?” Trump had previously made the same claim without providing any supporting evidence.
In general, the veracity of Trump’s statements is disputed. Washington Post fact-checkers have established that Trump made more than 30,000 false or misleading statements during his four-year term from 2017 to 2021.