Former US President Donald Trump on Sunday demanded that the FBI return some of the documents seized last Monday from his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
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“I just learned that the FBI, in its famous search at Mar-a-Lago, also took boxes and executive materials containing attorney-client privileged materials that they know very well they should never have taken,” 45 but angryI The President of the United States of America on his Truth social network profile.
Mr Trump demanded that the FBI return the documents to him “immediately”.
The new explosion followed the Saturday evening broadcast of a Fox News report that alleged the FBI had protected confidentiality by the relationship between a client and his attorney, after multiple messages were shared condemning the search at his residence. The documents have been confiscated.
Other documents would be protected by executive privilege, which protects some of the secrets shared by the president and his advisers.
Last Monday, the FBI showed up at Mar-a-Lago with a search warrant in his pocket, looking for confidential documents, as part of an investigation into possible violations of US espionage law, which restricts possession of related confidential documents very strictly. controls from. for national security.
In all, about thirty boxes of documents as well as photo files were taken by investigators. According to the FBI, some of these documents were classified as top secret.
as reported by new York Times On Sunday, the FBI may have decided to act because it is believed Mr Trump and his team deliberately decided to hide things.
Indeed, according to the information received from the daily, a lawyer for the former president signed a declaration in June, under which Mr Trump undertook to hand over the document to the government. This announcement was made on June 3 by J.I., the major owner of Counter-Intelligence in the United States of Mar-a-Lago. The signing was made after Bratt’s visit.
Since the discovery, Donald Trump has sought to strengthen his electoral base, with many supporters gathering at Mar-a-Lago to denounce the “witch hunt” of which he is a victim.
The former president also downplayed the fact that there were some unclassified documents.
The case may be remembered in some respects, but in an entirely different role, the smear campaign waged by Donald Trump against his Democratic rival in 2016 Hillary Clinton, who found herself embroiled in a scandal for receiving some emails. Found it happened Private email address.