The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) searched for documents on nuclear weapons during a surprise raid on the home of former US President Donald Trump in Florida on Monday, according to informed sources. Washington Post.
according to Washington Post It is not clear if this relates to classified information about US nuclear weapons. The paper wrote that the research shows “the extent of the fear that the documents will fall into the wrong hands.” New York times Friday reports said the documents are part of “one of the most secret files” in Washington.
It became increasingly clear about the nature of Monday’s FBI raid. It is now clear that the FBI and the US Department of Justice attach great importance to the documents.
The FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida on Monday. At first, much was unclear because the intelligence service did not provide an official explanation for the raid. It soon became clear that it was most likely related to secret documents that Trump took from the White House after his defeat in the 2020 election.
Authorities are trying to recover documents for a longer time
It was already announced Thursday that Justice Department employees had collected documents from Mar-a-Lago in the spring. Trump also received a subpoena from the administration to return classified documents. This means that the ministry first looked for alternatives to the raid.
The Department of Justice was notified by the National Archives, which in the months after Trump’s departure from the White House attempted to recover stolen materials. When Trump gave 15 boxes, it turned out that they contained classified documents. Subsequently, the ministry found out that confidential documents were still missing.
All along, Trump had the option to return the documents himself, but he didn’t.
The documents of the raid are made public
And so Monday’s FBI raid culminated in a months-long effort by the National Archives and then the administration to recover the documents. In the end, due to the sensitivity of the documents, it was decided to raid. This has never happened before with a former president of the United States.
Justice Minister Merrick Garland defended the raid Thursday night (Netherlands time) at a news conference. He also announced that the inspection order and receipt for items taken from Mar-a-Lago will be announced. To this end, the Ministry submitted an application to the court.
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