Trump kept 700 pages of classified documents
Islam News – Former U.S. President Donald Trump took more than 700 pages of classified documents, including some related to the nation’s most covert intelligence operations, to his private residence in Florida when he left the White House, according to a recently disclosed letter that the National Archives sent to his lawyers this year.
The letter, released on Monday night by John Solomon, one of Trump’s allies, described the state of alarm in the Justice Department as officials began to realize the sensitive nature of the documents kept at the president’s residence, the New York Times reported.
It also suggested that top prosecutors and members of the intelligence community were delayed in assessing the damage from the removal of the documents from the White House while Trump’s lawyers argued that some of them were protected by executive privilege.
The letter could further implicate Trump in a potential crime. It confirmed, for example, that Trump had kept at his residence documents related to Special Access Programs, some of the nation’s most closely held secrets, before the F.B.I. searched the property.
Source: The New York Times