An FBI spokesman declined to comment on the matter, nor did Trump’s representatives. However, The Washington Post (WP) already reported in the first half of August that some of the documents seized during a search of Trump’s Florida residence Mar-a-Lago relate to nuclear weapons.
However, it was not clear at the time whether these were weapons of the United States or other countries. The United States, Russia, France, China, Great Britain, Pakistan, India, North Korea and, with some probability, Israel also have nuclear arsenals.
The FBI seized more than 11,000 documents during a search of Trump’s Florida residence on August 8. According to WP, some of the seized documents relate to covert US operations, and even a “top secret” security clearance is not enough to view them.
Making them available requires special clearance, which even some of President Joe Biden’s top security advisers do not have, Reuters reported.
The Justice Department is investigating former President Trump for failing to turn over some sensitive documents and his own presidential records to the US National Archives when he leaves the White House in early 2021.
The months-long standoff between authorities and Trump, who the Justice Department says has been uncooperative, resulted in a search by FBI agents at his residence. In the search warrant application, the FBI mentions three laws that may have been violated by the search warrant.
In addition to the Espionage Act of 1917, it is a standard prohibiting the manipulation of documents in an attempt to frustrate an investigation and the Unauthorized Removal of Government Materials Act.
Trump supporters say the FBI raid is another bogus case: