(DCWatchdog.com) – Late last night, the United States Department of Justice filed a stunning document alleging former President Donald Trump moved and attempted to hide highly classified top secret documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
According to the Department of Justice, the FBI found some of the nation’s most important national security documents in several locations around Trump’s resort, including in desk drawers in his office.
As National Review expounds upon what the government alleges in “Trump Moved and Hid Classified Records at Mar-a-Lago, DOJ Filing Claims“:
“The Justice Department pursued a search warrant for Mar-a-Lago because investigators suspected that former president Trump and his associates relocated and hid highly classified records, despite claiming that they returned such privileged information to the government, a Tuesday court filing from the department reveals…
“Taking inventory of the confiscated materials, the filing said that over 100 documents in 13 boxes or containers with classification markings were taken from the property. Three classified documents were seized from the desks in Trump’s office, it noted. A federal judge’s list of seized property included roughly 20 boxes of items, binders of photos, a handwritten note, the executive grant of clemency for Roger Stone, as well as information about French president Emmanuel Macron.” [emphasis added]
At this point, as National Review and many legal experts agree, it is all but certain the Department of Justice is moving toward charging Trump with an array of federal crimes for his alleged mishandling of secret documents the government says he had no legal authority to possess and was requested to return on numerous occasions.
Last night, DOJ’s filing even included a photo (see below) of some of the secret documents it seized at Mar-a-Lago.
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