According to a recent report, government law enforcement authorities confiscated about a dozen sets of secret documents from former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida this week.
The Wall Street Journal claimed some of the things confiscated were “labeled as highly secret. They were apparently designed to be available only in special federal buildings after reviewing official documentation regarding the items taken from the house.
This covers the “45 Office,” “all store spaces,” and “any other rooms or places inside the property utilized or accessible for use by POTUS and his employees, in which boxes or papers might be stored,” according to Fox News, which validated the allegation.
This includes all buildings or facilities on the property. Investigators allegedly found “four sets of highly classified papers, three sets of confidential files, and three pairs of secret documents,” according to the article.
When U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland granted the order to search the estate, agents removed around 20 cartons of things from the building, double the amount reported earlier.
Hillary Clinton's emails seem 'a lot more serious' than justification for Trump raid: Marc Thiessen https://t.co/BuHqkdnovP
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 13, 2022
The F.B.I. performed a court-authorized investigation of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence earlier this week.
The Justice Department filed a request in the southern Florida district to declassify a warrant to search and a property receipt related to that investigation, Garland said.
In view of the former president’s public acknowledgment of the search, the agency filed the application to make the warrant and receipts available.
Garland subsequently said, “I personally authorized the decision to apply for a search warrant in this issue. “Two,” you say, “is that the government does not make such a decision lightly.”
It is standard procedure to look for less meddlesome methods before executing a search and to limit the extent of any investigation that is conducted.
In a report published on Thursday, The Washington Post said when officials reportedly searched the home, they were looking for highly secret documents pertaining to “nuclear weapons.”
It Doesn’t Add Up
According to the article, sources with knowledge of the situation declined to comment specifically on whether the purported papers on nuclear weapons related to weaponry that the United States or a different nation held.
They also didn’t mention what was found during the search.
Yeah crazy that the agency that fabricated evidence to spy on Trump’s campaign then spent 2 years and $32 million to undermine his administration (based on nothing) then launched an unprecedented raid on his home when he became Biden’s clear chief rival might face some criticism. https://t.co/4J8zZ5A9VX
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) August 13, 2022
“Nuclear weapons” are not specifically referenced either in the search warrant or on the invoices for the things confiscated.
The papers, which are primarily vague and allude to “top secret” intelligence, do mention Trump is being looked into for allegedly breaking 18 U.S.C. section 793, among other things.
Obtaining data about military security with the intent or reasonable suspicion that it will be utilized against the United States or in favor of any other country is covered by this provision of U.S. law.
An interesting point is attachment B of one of the documents mentions “data, including messages in any format, concerning the retrieval, storage, or transfer of national security information or classified data.”