Top secret files scattered on the floor

Top secret files scattered on the floor
Top secret files scattered on the floor
Of Marielissa Palumbo

The situation worsens: the possibility that the former president will be charged with obstruction of justice increases

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New York – Donald Trump resolution to try to slow down Investigation of documents not returned to the National Archives The request to appoint a “special master”, an external auditor to examine the material seized by the FBI on August 8 in Mar-a-Lago, It would have been a setback. In fact, the Justice Department used his response to better build the case, even in the eyes of the public, against the former president.. thirty six pages An image that will remain in the history books: a picture of the floor of Mar-a-Lago full of documents mixed with diaries and clearly indicated as top secret or top secret. A “sexy” photo, branded by national security experts or by those who had to work yesterday Similar files.

The colors of the “covers” shown in the photo are typical of the three-tier security system through which the information is presented and stored. “Secrets” (in red) and other “top secrets” (in yellow) can cause “serious harm to national security” if they are in the hands of unauthorized persons.. On some (the contents of which have been withheld by the FBI) ​​the abbreviation HCS-P also appears, denoting spy or informant information.

Instrument section reconstructs how it got here. The National Archives is trying to recover classified documents that Trump brought with him from the White House about a year ago.. in January Get 15 chests and find many (184) secret files inside; They then turn to the former president’s staff, who, after several delays, agreed in early June to hold a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, where they will deliver other confidential documents and sign a statement stating who is left in the warehouse.

Meanwhile, the National Archives also transformed For the FBI, which found, in the “August 8 raid”, another 100 documents. The contract signed by Jay Pratt, head of the Justice Department’s Counterintelligence Division, states that The office obtained the search warrant after receiving instructions (Informant?) “What Government documents may have been hidden and deleted From the storage room, these efforts were likely made to obstruct the government’s investigation. So much so that other material appears in the raid: “That the FBI —argues Pratt— in a few hours, could Retrieve twice as many marked documents As classified after the former president’s lawyer and other representatives had weeks to do their part diligent searchseriously questions the representation of the facts in the testimony and cast of June 3 Doubts about the scope of cooperation in this history”.

The work of the Ministry of Justice shows how Investigators are focusing not only on whether the materials shouldn’t be properly present and stored, but also on the question of whether Trump employees intentionally lied about the existence of those documents.. which would constitute a crime of obstruction of justice. Meanwhile, the main question remains: Why did Trump get this substance at Mar-a-Lago and not want to return it?

August 31, 2022 (changed on August 31, 2022 | 23:06)

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