On Friday, the US Department of Justice published a report that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) justified the request to search recently for the residence of former President Donald Trump in Florida. But foreign news agencies reported that most of the text is withheld. But the document details the investigation of Trump, who is suspected of moving classified files to his private home and keeping them after leaving the White House.
“The government is conducting a criminal investigation into the illegal transfer and storage of classified documents in unauthorized areas,” the report said.
The investigation began with a February report from the US National Archives to the Department of Justice that the foundation had received 15 boxes of documents that were located at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. It contained nearly 200 secret files, half of which were classified as classified and top secret. According to investigators, it can be assumed that they contained classified information about the American defense.
Most declassified FBI document Which contains 38 pages, is blocked. The court allowed this so as not to disturb the investigation. The Ministry of Justice fears that the release of all information will lead to the identification and intimidation of some witnesses.
The ministry added, “As the court added, these concerns are not in this case, only hypothetical.” Among other things, the document contains a letter from Trump’s lawyer, in which he objects to the investigation.
The FBI also found top-secret documents with Trump. Suspected of violating the Espionage Act
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The investigator’s published report was used as the basis for a home search request. Therefore, it does not contain information about the August home inspection and further investigation. It was published by a federal judge due to the unprecedented interest in the case.
The aim of the research, according to investigators, was to help determine whether classified documents left the White House and were stored in unauthorized locations, to determine whether other classified documents were in Mar-a-Lago, and to identify those who tampered with the documents. . During the search, the FBI seized other boxes, where, according to previous information, investigators found files of a certain degree of classification.
The US Department of Justice is investigating potential violations of three laws, including the Espionage Act, which prohibits possession of national defense information, and the Act withholding, destroying, or falsifying records with intent to obstruct an investigation.
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