FBI Claims They Found More Documents At Mar-A-Lago
(HorizonPost.com) – The FBI claims that they found 13,000 documents and 100 classified documents in their August raid on former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, according to NBC News. According to inside sources (because they can always be trusted), the classified documents seized by the FBI were regarding Iran and China, including the formers missile program.
After the story was published by the Washington Post, Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social, and wrote that “The FBI and the Department of ‘Justice’ … are now leaking nonstop on the Document Hoax to the Fake News.”
Trump has reportedly denied wrongdoing, saying that he declassified any documents taken with him.
Daniel Goldman, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York called Donald Trump the “target” of the investigation being led by the Justice Department into alleged classified materials that the former president was supposed to return upon leaving the White House, according to Mediaite.
According to the DOJ’s manual, “A ‘target’ is a person as to whom the prosecutor or the grand jury has substantial evidence linking him or her to the commission of a crime and who, in the judgment of the prosecutor, is a putative defendant.”
A report from the Washington Post claimed that Trump directed employees to move boxes that contained the documents when the FBI issued a subpoena in May. Security camera footage allegedly corroborates these claims. In June, however, Trump’s attorneys said that to the best of their knowledge, all documents had been returned.
Trump alleges that during the FBI raid on his home, they stole documents that belong to him and he reportedly wants them back. Legal expert Mike Davis reportedly clarified that according to the law, if the president claims documents are his, then they are his. This is what resulted from a Clinton case where they were able to keep tapes that they had stored in their sock draw—what could possibly be on those tapes?
Trump shared on his social media network, Truth Social, that the government is not new to losing documents belonging to other people. He claimed that the National Archives and Records Administration lost “highly sensitive information from the Clinton White House.”
“More than 100,000 social security numbers and addresses, Secret Service and White House and operating procedures (EXTREMELY SENSITIVE!), political records, and who knows what else. They left the hard drive in an unsecured location, and didn’t realize it was gone for months—some say the data could have filled millions of books…”
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