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Donald Trump, August 10, 2022 in New York.
United States – After a few days of the FBI search of Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago (Florida), the US judiciary announced, on Friday, August 12, a memo explaining the reasons. The former US president has said he supports the publication of the document, as revelations abound on documents found at the real estate tycoon.
“I will not only oppose the publication of the documents (…) but will go further by encouraging their immediate publication”It was written Thursday night by the Republican billionaire who declined to publish the copy of the authorization he had obtained. In doing so, it responded to the very unusual desire of the Department of Justice to publish the search warrant, which was announced Thursday by Secretary Merrick Garland.
Investigation into possible violation of the Espionage Act
According to the search warrant, which was placed under seal before it was announced on Friday, the FBI investigation relates to a possible violation of the Espionage Act. The arrest warrant is accompanied by an inventory of the seized documents. Among these, one relates to “President of France”.
In its request to lift the secrecy of the arrest warrant, the Department of Justice cited, without contradicting it, statements by representatives of Donald Trump indicating that the FBI was looking for archival documents of the White House, possibly classified as classified defense.
The Minister of Justice, during his short televised speech, also denounced ‘Unfounded attacks’ He came from Republicans against his department and against the FBI. “The ministry does not take this kind of decision lightly.”stressed, adding that the case was taken a ‘Important public interest’three months before the midterm legislative elections.
According to American media, the delegation accompanying the former president refused to turn off the security cameras at the Mar-a-Lago residence during the search, despite the request of FBI agents. One of Donald Trump’s lawyers, Lindsey Halligan, said his team would look into the possibility of taking public photos and videos during the operation, which determines that cameras are installed in the billionaire’s office but not in all the inspected rooms.
Seizure of documents on the “President of France”
FBI agents confiscated documents classified as top secret, as well as related to “President of France” ‘, during their research reported on Friday The Wall Street Journal. No further details were provided about the nature of this information, or whether it relates to current French President Emmanuel Macron.
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a “About twenty” Boxes have been seized by US Federal Police agents, the US daily confirms, which says it has obtained a three-page inventory of what was collected on Monday. Or documents classified as top-secret or classified, photos and a handwritten note.
according to Washington PostSome of the requested documents may relate to the US nuclear arsenal, but Donald Trump has denounced “Advertising”early Friday on his Truth Social.
Search for a former president for the first time in the United States
The operation, which angered Trump supporters, provoked, citing A ‘Political persecution’It appears that he was aiming to recover top-secret documents that the former president took on leaving the White House.
Monday’s search was the first ever to target a former US president. Furious, Donald Trump said the same day on the Truth Social that his lawyers are cooperating “completely” With the authorities when “Suddenly and without warning, a very large number of officers stormed Mar-a-Lago at 6:30 am.”.
He complained in particular about the fact that FBI agents have Search the first lady’s cupboards. Melania Trump. On Wednesday, he even suggested that the Federal Police might have done it ” Field “ false evidence against him during the process.
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