Former US President Donald Trump on Sunday requested the FBI to return some documents seized last Monday from his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
“I learned that the FBI, in the famous raid at Mar-a-Lago, took boxes of attorney-client privileged material and administrative material that they knew very well they should never have taken,” the 45-year-old fumed.e President of the United States on his real social networking profile.
Mr. Trump demanded the FBI return the documents to him “immediately.”
The latest outburst comes after a Fox News report aired Saturday evening accusing the FBI of seizing confidential documents protected by a relationship between a client and his lawyer, after it shared several messages condemning the search of his home.
Other documents are protected by the executive branch, which protects certain secrets shared by the president and his advisers.
Last Monday, the FBI showed Mar-a-Lago a search warrant in their pocket, looking for classified documents, as part of an investigation into possible violations of the US Espionage Act, which restricts the possession of classified documents. For national security.
In total, thirty boxes of documents and photo files were taken by the investigators. According to the FBI, some of these documents are classified as top secret.
As reported by The New York Times On Sunday, the FBI may have decided to take action because Mr. It believed that Trump and his team had deliberately decided to cover things up.
In fact, according to the newspaper, the former president’s lawyer signed a declaration in June under which Mr. Trump handed over the documents to the government. On June 3, Mar-a-Lago was visited by J.I., the big boss of counter-intelligence in the United States. The declaration was signed following Pratt’s visit.
After the search, Donald Trump sought to bolster his electoral base as many of his supporters gathered at Mar-a-Lago to denounce the “witch hunt” he is perpetually suffering.
The former president also reduced his possession of some classified documents.
The case may recall in some respects, but in a completely different role, Donald Trump’s 2016 smear campaign against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in which he found himself embroiled in a scandal over the receipt of a handful of emails. Personal email address.