The Wall Street Journal is reporting today on what was found during the FBI raid of Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago.
Apparently the DOJ is leaking the information to the WSJ, probably to further justify their claims about the raid.
Here’s what they say was taken:
FBI agents who searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home Monday removed 11 sets of classified documents, including some marked as top secret and meant to be only available in special government facilities, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation agents took around 20 boxes of items, binders of photos, a handwritten note and the executive grant of clemency for Mr. Trump’s ally Roger Stone, a list of items removed from the property shows. Also included in the list was information about the “President of France,” according to the three-page list. The list is contained in a seven-page document that also includes the warrant to search the premises which was granted by a federal magistrate judge in Florida.
Mr. Trump’s lawyers argue that the former president used his authority to declassify the material before he left office. While a president has the power to declassify documents, there are federal regulations that lay out a process for doing so.
I love that last line. They insinuate that Trump didn’t follow the proper process to declassify these materials, but nowhere in the article does the WSJ actually say he actually didn’t do it.
Trump himself has just responded to these claims, saying the documents were declassified and the FBI could have had whatever they wanted, whenever, without the need for breaking into his home.
Great question, but we all know the answer. Obama will get a pass while Trump will be prosecuted for something ridiculous.
Justice only goes one way in Washington DC.