Former President Donald Trump on Sunday publicly requested that documents seized from his Florida resort and residential during a federal search this past week be returned, claiming that it includes confidential attorney and client communications.
“Oh great! It has just been learned that the FBI, in its now famous raid of Mar-a-Lago, took boxes of privileged ‘attorney-client’ material, and in addition ‘executive’ privileged material, which they knowingly mustn’t have taken,” he posted on his social media site, Truth Social.
“By copy of this TRUTH, I respectfully request that these documents immediately returned [sic] to the situation from which they were taken. Thanks!” he wrote.
Trump gave the impression to be citing a Fox News report late Saturday that claimed, citing sources near the investigation, that the fabric confiscated from his property includes documents covered by attorney-client privilege and “potentially executive privilege.”
The doorway to former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is seen Monday in Palm Beach, Florida.
Trump in his post went on to attack the credibility of the FBI, stating that it has “a protracted and unrelenting history of being corrupt.”
The agency has faced a rise in threats following its search. On Thursday, a person armed with an AR-15 rifle threatened officials at an FBI constructing in Cincinnati and was killed in a shootout with police.
Roughly 20 boxes of things were faraway from Mar-a-Lago last Monday, including 11 sets of classified documents, in accordance with a warrant for the search. These things included documents that were marked top secret and designated to stay only in a secure government facility.
Trump has argued, without offering any supporting evidence, that he personally declassified the documents before leaving the White House.
Trump, seen Wednesday in Recent York City, has claimed that the fabric taken from his Florida home with a search warrant includes confidential attorney and client communications.
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His office also claimed in a press release read on Fox News Friday that Trump had a “standing order” during his presidency that “documents faraway from the Oval Office and brought to the residence were deemed to be declassified the moment he removed them.”
Despite this claim, one among Trump’s attorneys signed a press release in June declaring that every one documents marked as “classified” at Mar-a-Lago had been returned to the federal government, The Recent York Times reported Saturday citing 4 individuals with knowledge of the document.
Due to documents’ classification, Trump is under investigation for a possible violation of the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice, and removing and destroying official documents, in accordance with the FBI’s search warrant.