The former president’s lawyers also gave the green light to publish the search warrant
Donald Trump and his lawyers have given the green light for the publication of the FBI search warrant of his residence in Mar-a-Lago. Trump himself had not said he was against this move. Now a formal decision by the judge is needed for the content of the document to be disclosed. According to the American media – in particular, the Politico website – the former president is being investigated for espionage. The charge would be reported on the FBI search warrant. In the Trumpian residence in Florida, the agents also traced confidential papers concerning the French president Emmanuel Macron.
The former president would then be investigated for violating the Espionage Act, the law on espionage, but also for “obstructing an investigation” and having “removed or destroyed official documents”. Serious crimes involve several years in prison or a penalty. In practice, justice denies the tycoon for having stolen and kept for himself a series of confidential documents related to national security.
Trump, for his part, reacted by declaring himself innocent: “The material seized by the FBI in the Mar-a-Lago residence was all declassified,” he claims through his social media Truth. The material, the former president said, was in a “safe place, with an additional lock at their request.”
The search in Mar-a-Lago had been authorized in person by the Minister of Justice Merrick Garland. The FBI was looking at Trump’s home for top secret documents concerning the US nuclear arsenal.
Meanwhile, the Breitbart website, an expression of the American radical right, has published the names and surnames of the policemen who participated in the search.