September 25, 2022

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FBI seizes dozens of classified documents related to Trump politics

According to the US Department of Justice, the FBI seized highly classified documents during a raid on a property owned by former US President Donald Trump. The ministry also said Trump is suspected of violating the Espionage Act.

According to a recently released FBI list, investigators found a trove of Top Secret/SCI documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate that are top secret and can only be viewed at special government facilities. Four sentences are classified as “top secret”, three more as “confidential”, and the remaining three as “confidential”. The The Washington Post The FBI also said it was looking for classified documents on nuclear weapons.

According to the list, investigators also seized numerous boxes, including an apology to Trump confidante Roger Stone, unspecified information about the “President of France” and two photo albums. The documents just released do not say anything about the contents of the documents.

Trump was before Issuance of search warrant agreed. All the seized documents have been released, meaning declassified, the former president wrote on Truth Social, the social network he co-founded.

According to CNN, the US Department of Justice is also investigating suspected obstruction of justice and criminal manipulation of government records. Trump theoretically faces up to 20 years in prison for obstruction of justice alone. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland insisted Thursday that the presumption of innocence applies.

The US National Archives disagrees with Trump

After the Trump raid in Florida, law enforcement officials were sometimes harshly criticized. Concerns about violent attacks also increased. “Violence against law enforcement agencies is not a solution – no matter who is angry about whom,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday in Omaha, Nebraska. Trump strongly criticized the move and accused his successor Joe Biden’s administration of abusing the FBI for political purposes.

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The US National Archives has rejected Trump’s claims that his predecessor Barack Obama kept classified documents after he left. As required by law, after Obama left office in 2017, the National Archives “assumed exclusive legal and physical custody of Obama presidential records,” the government agency said. About 30 million pages of unclassified documents were stored in the Chicago area. Classified information is kept in Washington.