FBI seized 'top secret' documents from Trump's home

FBI agents who searched former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago removed 11 sets of classified documentsincluding some marked as “top secret”reported this Friday the Department of Justice, which revealed that it has cause to believe that violated the Espionage Act.

The revelations were made in legal documents released four days after FBI agents conducted a search of Trump’s Florida residence based on a warrant approved by a federal judge.

The Justice Department told Judge Bruce Reinhart in his warrant request that it had probable cause to believe Trump violated the Espionage Act, a federal regulations that prohibit the possession or transmission of national defense information.

Alleged revelations that Trump had documents labeled “top secret” could create great legal danger for him.

“Top Secret” is the highest level of classification, reserved for the most important national security information. Usually kept in special government facilities because its disclosure could cause serious damage to national security.

Numerous federal laws prohibit the mishandling of classified material, including the Espionage Act, as well as other statutes that prevent the unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material. Trump increased the penalties for this while he was in office, making it a crime. punished with up to five years in prison.

Earlier this Friday, Trump denied a newspaper report Washington post that the FBI search of his home was for possible classified materials related to nuclear weaponswriting on his social media account that the “nuclear weapons issue is a hoax.”

Reuters could not immediately confirm the report of the Washington PostyeUS Attorney General Merrick Garland, he has refused to publicly describe the nature of the investigation.

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Monday’s record marked a significant escalation in one of the many federal and state investigations facing Trump during his time in office from the United States and his private businesses, including another from the Department of Justice about a failed attempt by the former president’s allies to annul the 2020 presidential election by presenting false voter lists.

In a rare public move, Garland announced Thursday that the department has asked Reinhart to release the warrant that authorized the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago. This came after Trump said the search was political revenge and suggested the FBI may have planted evidence against him, without turning over evidence. (Reuters)


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