the FBI’s “redacted” document in its search failed to comment

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The ‘redacted’ document of the FBI in the search for Trump did not fail to comment on (Photo by Donald Trump)

UNITED STATES – Read between the lines. American justice published on Friday August 26 a legal document that sets out the reasons for the recent search by the federal police (FBI) of the Florida home of former President Donald Trump, but the content is largely redacted in the interest of the investigation.

In fact, many passages are covered in the name of a need “empire” to protect investigations. Otherwise, they could have revealed the identity of some of the actors in the case. The documents are so dark that they have not failed to be chosen by social networks.

“My favorite page of the affidavit: page 10. (It’s true). »

Apparently, some Internet users couldn’t help but laugh at the situation.

Without providing explosive revelations due to the many redacted passages, this request offers a glimpse into how Donald Trump stores potentially confidential documents at his Mar-a home -Lago – and the concern raised by his apparent indifference on the part of the authorities. .

Investigators are particularly concerned about maintaining an unsecured room of potentially secret documents, even though it could endanger American intelligence agents in hiding.

The most secret documents possibly still exist at Mar-a-Lago

The document made public explains that the investigations began after the National Archives Agency (NARA), which is responsible for recording the activities of the president, indicated in February by the Ministry of Justice that it received, from the teams of Donald Trump, 15 boxes of documents with particulars. “top secret documents”.

The investigation immediately opened by the federal police made it possible to confirm that these boxes contained 184 classified documents, including 25 of the most secret, and led the investigators to believe that “Other documents containing secret national defense information” still at Mar-a-Lago.

The problem: these highly sensitive archives do not exist “not properly handled nor (stored) in a proper place”details an excerpt from a letter from the Department of Justice to Donald Trump’s lawyers cited in the report published on Friday.

On August 8, the FBI searched the residence of Donald Trump, seizing almost thirty new boxes containing confidential documents.

Too many redactions to be interesting

During the operation, officers searched 58 rooms and 33 bathrooms, according to the search warrant, which angered supporters of the former president. Facing the political storm, the Minister of Justice had to give an extraordinary press conference and made sure that he had “personally approved” the search.

Citing the great public interest in this unprecedented search of the home of a former American president, federal judge Bruce Reinhart then ordered the department to release the documents that were made public on Friday.

Authorities waited until the last minute on Friday to comply, releasing the 38-page document after 12:00 pm (4:00 pm GMT), the deadline imposed by Judge Reinhart.

There was a time when they opposed the publication of that document, arguing that it would require redaction “It is very important that the rest of the leaked texts do not contain any important content”.

Trump still shouts ‘witch hunt’

The reaction to the publication on Friday, Donald Trump again criticized his Truth Social network a “witch hunt”and a “com subterfuge”noted that these court documents do not mention “none” potential documents related to “nuclear” mentioned at one time in the American press. “We live in a country without faith or law”he was angry before.

On Monday, the former US president called for an independent expert to be appointed to review the documents seized by the FBI and determine who should be kept. “confidential” and thus will not be used in investigations.

The list of items seized by the FBI, which has been made public, mentions many classified documents “top secret”. The whole question is to know what these documents deal with.

Investigators suspect the Republican violated American espionage laws that strictly regulate the possession of confidential documents. Donald Trump has assured that these documents have been declassified.

Donald Trump is also the target of investigations into his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and his role in the attack on his supporters at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Donald Trump, who has flirted with the idea of ​​a candidacy for the presidential election in 2024, has long rejected this finding, which he sees as an illustration of a “witch hunt” its goal.

So far he has not been charged in any case.

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