The FBI has seized 11 classified documents during a search of former US President Donald Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, including some marked “top secret,” CNN writes, citing the Wall Street Journal. According to the search warrant that led to the seizure of the documents, Trump is suspected of violating the Espionage Act.
The Wall Street Journal, cited by CNN, reports that FBI agents took about 20 boxes of documents from Donald Trump’s Florida residence, including files, classified government documents, photographs and at least one handwritten note. .
The agents allegedly took a number of documents marked “Top Secret/ SCI” – the highest classification level. In addition, the agents took four documents marked “top secret,” three documents marked “secret,” and three documents marked “confidential” – the lowest level of secrecy, according to the report cited by CNN.
Among the documents seized at Trump’s residence is the decision to pardon Roger Stone, one of his key allies convicted in 2019 of lying to the U.S. Congress during hearings on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
In the search warrant filed with the court, investigators said they had reason to believe Donald Trump had violated the Espionage Act, which prohibits the possession or disclosure of national defense information, the WSJ also reported.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has called the scandal over documents seized in a search of his home ( FBI ) “bullshit” after the Washington Post wrote that investigators were looking for possible secret documents on nuclear weapons.
Donald Trump wrote Friday on Truth Social, the social network he founded, that “the issue of nuclear weapons is nonsense,” as are the investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller, the controversies surrounding his relations with Russia or the two impeachment proceedings against him.