Former US President Donald Trump says documents found at his home in Mar-a-Lago have been declassified.
Former US President Donald Trump said Thursday that documents found at his Mar-a-Lago home have been declassified because the country’s president can declassify the papers “just by thinking about it.”
“If you are president of the United States, you can declassify the documents by simply announcing their declassification, and even think about it,” Trump was quoted as saying by Politico.
A few days ago, former US President Donald Trump accused the FBI of violating the Constitution, upon his return to his residence in the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for the first time, since his raid early last month.
On September 17, the US Department of Justice asked the Court of Appeals to allow prosecutors to review classified documents found at the home of former US President Donald Trump in the Mar-a-Lago resort, the Associated Press reported.
This came after the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, “FBI”, found a document explaining the military defenses of a foreign country, including its nuclear capabilities, during a raid on the home of former President Donald Trump in Florida, last month.
The Washington Post reported that the FBI found more than 11,000 government documents and photographs during the Aug. 8 raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, according to court records.
On August 8, the FBI raided the residence of former US President Donald Trump in Mar-a-Lago, as part of an investigation into possible mismanagement of sensitive presidential records.
During their nine-hour search, the federal agents confiscated 11 sets of documents and other materials, some of which were classified “top secret,” according to a search warrant receipt that was disclosed.
Trump denounced the investigation and inspection as arming the American judicial system against him, as well as against his aides and supporters.
The US Department of Justice has asked a federal appeals court to allow it to resume reviewing classified material seized during the search process.
This came after Trump asked the Federal Court in Florida to intervene judicially to appoint an “independent special investigator”, who would oversee the review of documents found by the FBI during the raid on his residence.