Trump had more than 300 classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, and late in 2021, the former president went through the boxes.
The specific nature of the sensitive material that Mr. Trump took from the White House remains unclear. But the 15 boxes Mr. Trump turned over to the archives in January, nearly a year after he left office, included documents from the C.I.A., the National Security Agency, and the F.B.I. spanning a variety of topics of national security interest, a person briefed on the matter said.
Mr. Trump went through the boxes himself in late 2021, according to multiple people briefed on his efforts, before turning them over.
Trump’s Defense Has Been Blown To Bits
The idea that Trump accidentally took a few documents that he shouldn’t have or that the former president didn’t know what was in the boxes at Mar-a-Lago.
Trump knew what was in the boxes. He went through the boxes to pick and choose what national secrets he wanted to keep and which documents he would give back to the government.
Donald Trump has filed another bogus lawsuit that is certain to lose in court, and as more information is revealed about what Trump was holding on to at Mar-a-Lago and refusing to turn over, he looks very guilty.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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