What Does Our Ex-President Have To Hide?


 In mid-January, National Archives officials collected a total of 15 boxes of documents from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, and after going through the documents, they discovered that there were classified documents. There were discussions between the Department of Justice and the Overseeing Committee, but at one point, they started butting heads.

   When everything seemed to be dying down, Attorney General Merrick Garland approved the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. 30 FBI agents stormed onto the property and raided an office, a closet and broke into a safe. On Thursday August 1, both sides debated a request from Trump’s team that Judge Aileen M. Cannon assign someone to review the documents they took from Trump’s property.

   The government raid on Trump’s estate is in response to violation of federal law 18 USC 793 which prohibits gathering, transmitting, or losing defense information. Another federal law he is violating is 18 USC 2071 which prohibits the destruction, alteration, or falsification of records.

   Trump’s team thinks it is better to assign someone to go over the documents and not have the DOJ be the final word. The DOJ, on the other hand, says Trump’s request does not have merit. One of those reasons is that Trump is not in a position to put in requests and because those documents belong to the government, not to him.

   Cannon said she has a preliminary intent to assign someone to go over the documents, but will wait for both sides to make their cases. It’s highly unlikely that they will begin sorting the documents right away if they end up appointing someone.

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