The FBI at Donald Trump’s home was looking for documents related to nuclear weapons and therefore top secret and with national security implications. The Washington Post’s revelation shows the urgency for federal agents to intervene and the widespread concern within the US government about the nature of the documents parked at Mar-a-Lago and the risk they could fall into the wrong hands.
The leak comes as the former US President and his lawyers have yet to decide how they intend to deal with the Justice Department’s request for release of the search warrant.
Trump has until 9 p.m. today to decide whether or not to oppose the release of the document. For the tycoon and his lawyers, it’s a complex election: the former president had held the mandate since Monday when the attack was carried out, but he didn’t go public with it, limiting himself to harsh criticism of the FBI.
The blocking of the Justice Department’s request could indicate that Trump has something to hide in the mandate, a document capable of clarifying the reasons that prompted federal agents to intervene. “Merrick Garland is trying to expose Trump’s bluff,” comment some pundits watching the Attorney General deftly send the ball back to Trump’s court. Rumor has it that the former president’s staff were surprised by the Attorney General’s move, which could corner Trump, at least for now.
Should the Washington Post’s rumors of nuclear-related documents prove true, Trump’s situation would become complicated. In fact, the cards could endanger US national security, but could also create problems with other countries. In fact, it’s not clear whether the documents federal agents were chasing applied only to America’s nuclear arsenal or to those of other countries as well.
According to the New York Times, the papers also contained information about the most secret American programs, the so-called “Special Access Programs”.
Joe Biden is following developments from afar. The President is on vacation with the First Lady on the island of Kiawah in South Carolina for a few days. A pause to refuel ahead of the midterm elections in November, after which he is rumored to announce his 2024 candidacy and start campaigning. The American president is convinced he wants to run, even though polls show that the Democrats prefer another candidate. Biden’s conviction would be bolstered by recent legislative, economic and foreign policy victories, as well as his determination to deny Donald Trump a return to the White House. A goal that connects him with Congresswoman Liz Cheney. The Republican will most likely lose the Wyoming House primary, but her political career is far from over. To avoid Trump returning to the Oval Office, Cheney could toy with the idea of running for the White House.
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