The former US leader has denied that he ‘concealed and removed’ secret documents
Donald Trump was the former US President. Trump slammed the FBI for photographing and throwing on the floor supposedly confidential documents during its raid of Trump’s Florida home.
“Terrible the way the FBI, during the raid of Mar-a-Lago, threw documents haphazardly all over the floor – perhaps pretending it was me that did it – and then started taking pictures of them for the public to see,”Trump made these remarks Tuesday via a Truth Social posting. “Thought they wanted them kept secret? Lucky I declassified!”
Trump’s rant on social media came after the US Department of Justice (DOJ) claimed on Tuesday night that the ex-president’s team “likely concealed and removed”Government records were obtained in violation of grand jury subpoenas. The accusation was included in a court filing in which the DOJ argued against Trump’s request to appoint a special master to examine the documents in question, saying such a review would “harm important governmental interests.”
President Joe Biden’s administration claimed to have found more than 100 classified documents during the August 8 raid. “The government also developed evidence that government records were likely concealed and removed from the storage room and that efforts were likely taken to obstruct the government’s investigation,” the DOJ said in Tuesday’s filing.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, as well as Republican legislators, are among those who have criticized the administration for accusing Biden of using federal law enforcement to attack political opponents and turning the US into an enemy. “banana republic.”FBI whistleblowers have reported allegations of misconduct and politicization to Congress as well.
Merrick Garland, the Attorney General of DOJ issued Tuesday’s memo to employees prohibiting them from communicating with Congress except through the Office of Legislative Affairs. He said the rule was necessary to protect the DOJ’s legal judgments and enforcement decisions from “partisan” influence.
Trump thanked whistleblowers and praised them for uncovering the facts “really bad things”It takes place within the FBI and DOJ. “This is the time, after many years of lawbreaking and unfairness, to clean things up. Everything happens for a reason. Drain the swamp!”