The U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday that it was investigating former President Donald Trump for removing White House records because it suspected he illegally held documents involving intelligence gathering and secret human sources – among America’s most tightly guarded secrets.
The FBI conducted an extraordinary search of Trump’s Florida home on August 8 during which agents seized 11 sets of classified documents, some of which were marked “top secret” and could pose a serious threat to national security if made public, according to a heavily redacted affidavit made public by the department.
“Judge Bruce Reinhart should NEVER have allowed the Break-In” – Trump
Trump’s attorneys said that their application should be granted since the affidavit was redacted “provides almost no information that would allow (Trump) to understand why the raid took place, or what was taken from his home. The few lines that are unredacted raise more questions than answers.”
Trump asked that Reinhart withdraw from the case via social media, complaining that the provided affidavit was “heavily redacted” and providing no clear justification. Such a request has not been made publicly by Trump’s legal team.
Trump stated, “Judge Bruce Reinhart should NEVER have allowed the Break-In of my home.”
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