According to official sources, on Monday the FBI raided the residence of former president Donald Trump in search of intelligence’sources and methods’ materials.
Documents involving intelligence sources, procedures, or analytical processes that require access control mechanisms established by the Director of National Intelligence are deemed compartmented.
In such situations, a warrant or receipt would not be able to convey much about what was stolen, as they would be known to just a small group of persons.
According to a report published by the FBI on Friday, eleven sets of sensitive papers were retrieved at Mar-a-Lago on Monday.
According to the Wall Street Journal, an inventory of the search revealed the existence of ‘top-secret’ papers that would normally be stored in specialized government facilities.
The Daily Mail said that agents found a total of 20 boxes from the Florida residence, including handwritten notes, picture binders, Roger Stone’s clemency award, and a dossier containing ‘information on the President of France.’
According to the warrant, four sets of top-secret papers, three sets of secret documents, and three sets of confidential documents were recovered from Trump’s office and all storage places on the property.
According to former President Trump’s counsel, he declassified the records shortly before leaving office. Whatever president may declassify any document he or she chooses. This procedure is controlled by federal regulations.
Trump stated on Friday that every material in his possession had been declassified.
He began his post with a reference to previous President Obama and secret papers, stating:
“President Barack Hussein Obama kept 33 million pages of documents, much of them classified. How many of them pertained to nuclear? Word is, lots!”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
‘Number one, it was all declassified. Number two, they didn’t need to “seize” anything. They could have had it anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago. It was in secured storage, with an additional lock put on as per their request,’ he shared on Truth Social. CONTINUE READING…