Well, now we know, sort of, what was in the boxes that the FBI seized from Donald Trump’s home.
Both the DOJ and Trump’s legal team agreed to the unsealing of the warrant.
This, of course, was followed by a vicious rant by Donald Trump.
The complete list of items that were seized and the search warrant itself are now public record.
To see the complete list, click here.
Trump continues to insist that the documents he had in his possession were “all declassified” while he was in office.
Trump, on Truth Social, wrote, “Number one, it was all declassified. Number two, they didn’t need to ‘seize’ anything.
“They could have had it anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago.
“It was in secured storage, with an additional lock put on as per their request…,”
“They could have had it anytime they wanted—and that includes LONG ago. ALL THEY HAD TO DO WAS ASK.
“The bigger problem is, what are they going to do with the 33 million pages of documents, many of which are classified, that President Obama took to Chicago?”
The National Archives responded, stating, “The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) assumed exclusive legal and physical custody of Obama Presidential records when President Barack Obama left office in 2017, in accordance with the Presidential Records Act (PRA).
“NARA moved approximately 30 million pages of unclassified records to a NARA facility in the Chicago area where they are maintained exclusively by NARA.
“Additionally, NARA maintains the classified Obama Presidential records in a NARA facility in the Washington, DC, area.
“As required by the PRA, former President Obama has no control over where and how NARA stores the Presidential records of his Administration.”
From reports I have seen prior, Obama had requested that the documents be moved to Chicago so he could have them digitized for his library.
To Trump’s statement, it was reported that the NARA visited Mar-a-Lago to check on the stored documents and made security recommendations.
We still have no idea what the top secret documents are, but this does sound like a setup of the highest degree.
Virtually everyone involved on the DOJ side is anti-Trump.
Per the violations listed in the warrant, if Trump is prosecuted and found guilty, he would be barred from ever running for office again.
His only hope at this time is that he has some documentation from NARA regarding the documents that had been stored.
Otherwise, he will find himself between a rock and a hard place.
It seems like they set the trap, and Trump walked right into it.
The DOJ was probably sitting on this for months, just waiting for the perfect time to spring the trap, which happens to be three months before the election cycle.
Source: Fox News