The FBI recovered several confidential documents that were in the possession of former US President Donald Trump and that should not have left the state’s premises. The information was revealed this Friday (12) by the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal. According to the newspaper, 11 sets of documents classified as “top secret” and “sensitive information” were seized by authorities during the execution of a search warrant at the Republican’s residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, last Monday. thursday (8).
According to documents the newspaper had access to, the FBI also removed about 20 boxes that contained documents, photos and handwritten notes, including the pardon Trump granted to far-right lobbyist Roger Stone during his tenure and information about the “President of France”.
This Thursday (11), the newspaper Washington Post said that, according to sources connected to the investigation, the FBI was also looking for secret documents on nuclear weapons. “Confidential information experts said the unusual search raises serious concern among government officials about the type of information they thought could be found. [na residência] of Trump at Mar-a-Lago and potentially at risk of falling into the wrong hands,” the paper said.
On Monday, the former president himself disclosed that his home in Florida was being “surrounded, invaded and occupied by a large group of FBI agents”. “This unannounced search of my home was not necessary or appropriate,” he complained.
Despite saying he could not comment on the investigation, US Attorney General Merrick Garland said these on Thursday that he “personally approved” the search carried out at the republican’s residence.
“I personally approved the decision to apply for a search warrant in this matter. The department does not take such a decision lightly,” the prosecutor told the press.
Garland also criticized “baseless attacks” against the FBI, and although she did not explain the reasons for the operation, she said that there is a “probable cause” and that she had already asked the justice to publish documents regarding the case.
Trump, who continues to claim he won the 2020 presidential election and is tipped as one of the possible GOP candidates for the next US election, is under investigation by the Justice Department for inciting supporters to storm the Capitol on Jan. January of last year, in an attempt to prevent the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden.
Editing: Felipe Mendes