WP: FBI agents searched Trump's estate for documents related to nuclear weapons FBI officers during searches of Trump's estate were also interested in documents on nuclear weapons. Whether they managed to find these papers and which country's weapons they are talking about is not specified. type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during searches of the estate of former US President Donald Trump were looking, among other things, for documents related to nuclear weapons. This is reported by The Washington Post, citing sources.
The interlocutors of the publication did not provide details about what kind of data the FBI officers were interested in. They did not specify which country owns the nuclear weapons referred to in the documents. They also did not say if the agents were able to locate the papers.
Trump's spokesman, the US Department of Justice and the FBI declined to comment.
According to experts interviewed by WP, the searches indicate concern among US government officials about classified information that they believe Trump may be holding and falling into the wrong hands.
Investigative actions at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida took place on August 8. According to US media, including Politico and CNN, they are connected to the case of Trump's handling of classified government documents. Back in February, the National Archives and Records Administration said agency officials found about 15 boxes of White House documents on the estate, some of which contained classified material. The papers were returned to the archives, but according to media reports, the Department of Justice initiated a search warrant for the FBI to make sure that no stolen documents were left on the estate.
On August 11, Attorney General Merrick Garland commented on the searches for the first time, saying that personally approved their implementation. The Justice Department also urged the court to release the warrant.
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Trump, who was in New York at the time of the raids, called them “an act of political retaliation”; by his successor, current head of state Joe Biden. The ex-president believes that the purpose of the searches— prevent him from participating in the elections in 2024. According to Trump, Biden was warned of the investigative actions in advance, the White House denies this.