This month, the FBI asked a court to deny former President Donald Trump’s request to probe the bureau’s raid on Mar-a-Lago.
Tuesday’s court filing featured an image from the operation that Trump found particularly objectionable.
The FBI said in the brief that Trump lacked the legal basis to appoint a special master in the investigation.
The brief stated, “Not only does [Trump] lack standing to raise these claims at this juncture, but even if the claims were properly raised, [Trump] would not be entitled to the relief he seeks.”
CNBC said that Trump’s legal team had until Wednesday evening to react to the lawsuit, but the former president did not wait to express his opinion.
Particularly, he challenged a photograph that looked to depict documents from the raid and was included in the submission. Attachment F was listed at the bottom of the file.
Trump stated in a Wednesday morning post on Truth Social, “Terrible the way the FBI, during the Raid of Mar-a-Lago, threw documents haphazardly all over the floor (perhaps pretending it was me that did it!), and then started taking pictures of them for the public to see.”
“Thought they wanted them kept Secret? Lucky I Declassified!”
In a subsequent essay, he noted that the mainstream media seems to have abandoned its contention that the raid involved nuclear documents.
“Whatever happened to NUCLEAR, a word that was leaked early on by the FBI/DOJ to the Fake News Media!” Trump wrote.
The Washington Post reported on August 11 that the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago was performed in part to retrieve “classified documents relating to nuclear weapons.”
The Post did not identify any of the sources that allegedly notified it about the nuclear documents, and no additional information has been disclosed regarding them.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
The word “nuclear” was not mentioned a single time in the FBI’s filing on Tuesday.
The filing accused Trump or his allies of attempting to obstruct the FBI’s investigation. CONTINUE READING…