The New York Times: Trump's lawyer claims secret documents have been returned to the government

The New York Times: Trump’s lawyer claims secret documents have been returned to the government

Donald Trump The New York Times reported Saturday that one of the former US president’s lawyers signed a statement in June that all classified documents stored at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence had been returned to the government.

The statement has since been signed Jay PrattThe newspaper has learned that a senior US Department of Justice national security official visited Trump on June 3.

During the visit, Pratt met with two of Trump’s lawyers to discuss the details of handling classified information. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted a surprise search of Trump’s residence on August 8. Never before in the history of the United States had this happened for a sitting or former head of state.

Investigators confiscated several boxes of documents. These include confidential documents, including top-secret, confidential and confidential documents, which are called TS / SCI (Highly Confidential / Sensitive Information) documents. Donald Trump and his team questioned the confidential nature of the documents, noting that the former president filed them before he left office.

An investigation has been opened against Trump on suspicion of violating the Espionage Act, according to the search warrant announced Friday. On Saturday, the former president wrote on his social media site, Truth Social, that the truth is on his side.

Taylor BudovicA Trump spokesman criticized the FBI’s “unprecedented and unnecessary raid” in a statement that he said was part of another “witch hunt” by Democrats.

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