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Donald Trump | Former Attorney General Says FBI Raid Was Justified

Donald Trump |  Former Attorney General Says FBI Raid Was Justified

(WASHINGTON) Donald Trump’s former attorney general, Bill Barr, said on Friday that the FBI’s spectacular raid on the former US president’s home was justified and that authorities appear to have “good” evidence of a botched attempt on his part.

Posted at 8:11 pm yesterday.

From supporting the former president to opposing Mr. Barr’s comments came on August 8 in Florida where Mr. This followed a police raid on Trump’s home that caused a political firestorm and the seizure of classified documents.

“For them to get to where we are today, they probably had good evidence,” Barr said on Fox News.

“If the president is moving things around, hiding things in his office and telling them to hide things from the government, they may want to take the matter to court,” he added.

“I think the driving force behind all of this from the beginning was the pile of classified information at Mar-a-Lago,” he said.

“People say it’s unprecedented,” he said of the search. “It’s unprecedented for a president to take this classified information and put it in a country club,” he added.

But he mr. Although he called Trump’s behavior “crazy” and “inexplicable,” Mr. Barr said he hoped “he is a former president and given the state of the country, the department will not charge him.” .

Donald Trump responded in a message on his social network Truth Social. “Former Attorney General Bill Barr was fired long before I left the White House,” the former Republican president wrote.

On Friday, a Justice Department court document revealed that some top-secret documents seized by the FBI from Donald Trump’s Florida home were found in his office, bolstering suspicions that he obstructed justice.

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A detailed list of what was seized in the Aug. 8 Mar-a-Lago search shows that Mr. Trump was in possession of more than 11,000 classified, government-related unclassified documents. He says he has a right to keep them, but they legally go to the National Archives.

Among the documents seized during the police operation, 18 documents were classified as “Top Secret”, 53 as “Secret” and 31 as “Confidential”.

Among them Mr. There are also documents recovered from Trump’s personal office.

Authorities also found dozens of empty folders marked “classified” in the office, suggesting important documents may have been lost or destroyed.