Top secret information hidden from US authorities? The FBI searched for classified documents related to the US nuclear arsenal during the raid on former President Donald Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, reports the FBI. Washington Post.
According to the American newspaper -which claims to have sources close to the investigation-, the FBI fears that this information, whose content has not been communicated, could end up in the wrong hands. However, it was not specified whether these sought-after documents had been found in the former president’s house.
A search “personally approved” by the Minister of Justice
Situation that would explain the unprecedented operation carried out this Monday by the federal authorities in Mar-a-Lago. Given the barrage of criticism from supporters of the former Republican president, the US Justice Minister justified this exceptional search.
“I personally approved of the decision to seek a search warrant in this case,” Merrick Garland said in a brief and rare television appearance. “The department does not take this type of decision lightly,” he added, adding that it had been approved by a federal judge.
Stressing that “ethical obligations” prevented him from detailing the reasons for the search, Merrick Garland said he asked a Florida judge to lift the order’s confidentiality, as Donald Trump publicly confirmed the search and in view of the “significant interest public in this matter. Never has a former White House tenant cared for justice in this way.
Source: BFM TV