Friday, June 9, 2023

FBI Searches Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home for Secret Nuclear Weapons Documents

US Attorney General Merrick Garland said on Thursday that such a decision is not taken lightly. He was referring to the search of Donald Trump’s mansion, a decision unprecedented in United States history. And the pieces seem to fit. As found out on Thursday afternoon Washington Post, FBI agents went to search Mar-a-Lago in search of secret documents on nuclear weapons that the former president may have taken there and did not return after being required to do so.

The details are, in fact, still minimal. Newspaper sources in the US capital, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not clarify whether they were documents on the US nuclear arsenal or on another country’s nuclear weapons. They also do not say whether the agents who searched Trump’s mansion for hours found what they were looking for. Neither the Justice Department, nor the FBI nor Donald Trump have clarified doubts. What is explained is that there was a fear that there was a risk of these documents falling into the wrong hands.

The search warrant might shed some light. The Justice Department has filed a motion with a South Florida court to allow it to be made public, as well as a receipt with some attachments and a list of seized documents. Garland’s office has not requested that the affidavit be made public, prompting the petition to request registration and confirm whether it is true, as it turns out. newsweek And then other US media confirmed that information about the documentation that was still in Trump’s home probably came from a tip from someone close to him.

Trump had the possibility to make the search warrant and receipt public, but did not do so. However, he has now assured that he wants to publish it. Shortly before midnight on Thursday in Washington (about six o’clock in the morning, Spanish Peninsular Time), he wrote a message on his social network: “Not only will I not oppose the publication of documents related to the raid and the unreasonable and unnecessary UN… —Palm Beach, Florida, the American break-in of my home in Mar-a-Lago, but I’m going to go a step further by encouraging the immediate release of those documents, even if they were prepared by radical Left Democrats and potential future political opponents who have a strong and powerful interest in attacking me, as it has been for the past 6 years.”

And Friday, at 00:43 Washington time, he insisted: “publish the documents now”, without explaining why he doesn’t publish them himself.

In a request to the judge to make the search warrant public, a five-page document, the Justice Department argued that although it had initially requested the warrant and its attachments to be kept secret, the search has now already been executed, Trump has disclosed that and its representatives have made public statements of the material sought. The letter concludes, “The public’s clear and powerful interest in understanding what happened under these circumstances is in favor of unraveling the mystery.”

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It is not clear when the search warrant and its attachments will be made public, something both sides have apparently agreed to. The decision rests with the judge.

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“My lawyers and representatives were completely allies and a great relationship had been established. We could have whatever the government wanted,” Trump said on his social network this Thursday. The problem is that the National Archives has Trump had already been contacted for claiming documentation and a subsequent request was made and the FBI suspected that Trump had not returned papers, including those containing secret material, and as now revealed Is Washington Post, With information on nuclear weapons. Trump did not immediately react to the publication of that new information.

A political decision on what happened, whether the search was a proportionate action or not, would depend a lot on what the outcome was. The amount of information the FBI had from an informant and some of the presidential documents the president finally found, if these were irrelevant, it would be difficult to argue that a search of a former president’s home was justified. On the other hand, if secret documents have appeared in the Registry that in one way or another have affected national security, which were classified as confidential and the former President took his possession after more than a year and a half from office, openly violating the law and after repeated attempts by the authorities to recover them, it would be very difficult to defend their position.

As far as the criminal procedure is concerned, it is another matter. According to US law, possessing those documents may already be considered a crime. But trying to formally accuse Trump and bring him to trial is a decision of even greater importance than the discovery, which has already caused a tremendous political earthquake and exacerbated the political polarization that exists in the United States. Is. Of course, this is another decision that should not be taken lightly.

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