Confidential documents were ‘safe’ at Trump’s Florida home, according to his lawyers

Photo of documents seized from former President Trump’s Florida home taken by the FBI.US Department of Justice

  • The US Department of Justice has accused Trump of hiding classified documents in his Florida home

  • Authorities have recovered more than 100 confidential documents during the search at Mar-a-Lago

The legal team of former US President Donald Trump has defended this Wednesday that the storage of the confidential information contained in the classified documents recovered from his Florida home in Mar-a-Lago “should never have been cause for alarm” as they were “safe” at their residence.

“The alleged justification for the initiation of this criminal investigation was the alleged discovery of sensitive information contained in the 15 boxes of presidential records. But this ‘discovery was totally foreseeable given the very nature of the presidential records,’” the team of lawyers said. in a file to which ‘The Washington Post’ has had access. “Simply put, the notion that the presidential records would contain sensitive information and should never have been cause for alarm,” the text says.

Trump’s lawyers argue that under the Presidential Records Act, the Archives should have gone ahead with a good faith effort to secure the recovery of presidential records, rather than refer a criminal investigation to the Justice Department, according to CNN.

The presentation of the file has taken place after the Department of Justice of the United States responded on Tuesday night to the Trump appeal for home inspectionarguing that a leak of the documents “would significantly harm important government interests, including national security interests.”

Trump’s assertion that authorities were wrong to be alarmed by his possession of classified material came after the Department of Justice has pointed out that Trump had in his house “some of the most sensitive secrets in the nation”, including secrets obtained from “clandestine human sources”, according to the newspaper ‘The Hill’. “All presidential records seized under the search warrant belong to the United States, not the former president,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

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