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Former US President Donald Trump demanded to “return” documents seized by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during a search of his estate in Mar-a-Lago. The politician stated this in the Truth Social social network he created, reports the New York Post.
According to him, the FBI officers seized boxes with materials that fall under attorney-client privilege, as well as papers protected by the so-called executive privilege (executive privilege, which implies the president's right not to disclose certain information— RBC). “I earnestly request that these documents be returned immediately to the place from which they were taken. Thank you!»— Trump wrote.
In early August, the FBI raided the Florida residence of the former president of Mar-a-Lago. The agents seized 11 boxes of classified documents with different levels of secrecy, including “top secret”, “confidential”; and TS/SCI, which refers to top secret information with sections intended only for the first persons of the state.
Back in February, the US National Archives and Records Administration suggested that Trump, leaving the presidency, took 15 boxes of documents from the White House, including classified documents. The documents were later returned, however, according to media reports, the Ministry of Justice initiated the issuance of a search warrant to the FBI to make sure that no documents were taken away from the estate.
Trump refused to testify against himself, citing several hours of interrogation on the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution. He considered that the “greatest witch hunt” was launched against him; in the history of the country. “I once asked, “If you are innocent, why are you using the Fifth Amendment? Now I know the answer, — Trump explained. The ex-president is confident that the American authorities and the media are persecuting him, which is why he is forced to remain silent.
to his house, claiming that he declassified these documents before his resignation from the presidency. “They could get this (documents. — RBC) anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into my residence in Mar-a-Lago,”— Trump said.
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