Donald Trump is under fire for allegedly leaking the entire unredacted warrant and “endangering” FBI agents who searched his home in Mar-a-Lago as part of an investigation into the removal of official documents from the White House.
A judge has opened a redacted version of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant documents, showing that the Justice Department has recovered 11 sets of classified documents, including some with the highest levels of classification.
“The disgusting, mean, deranged former POTUS just leaked the entire warrant,” claimed a viral tweet from user ‘Spiro Agnew’s Ghost’. “The ones his lawyers said he didn’t have, with the names of the FBI agents uncorrected so he could purposefully endanger them.” However, the handle offered no evidence that Mr Trump was behind the leak.
Meanwhile, Breitbart faced flak for publishing a leaked version of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant with the names of an FBI special agent and supervisor agent, with users claiming that Mr. Trump himself sent the document to the right-wing organization. had leaked.
A law enforcement source told CNN that the FBI is investigating an “unprecedented” number of threats against desk workers and property in the wake of the Mar-a-Lago search, including some against agents listed in court files as involved in the recent search.
On Friday, the names of the two officers who signed the search papers circulated online.
The names were reportedly included in a version of the search warrant that was leaked prior to the documents being officially unsealed, as the court-released version edited the names.
This week, some violent threats against Attorney General Merrick Garland surfaced online.
The threats state that Mr. Garland “personally approved” the decision to request a search warrant.
In addition, the biography and contact information of the federal magistrate judge who signed the search warrant was also deleted from the website of a Florida court after he, too, became the target of violent threats, police said. cnn.
Mr. Trump denied reports that he had documents related to nuclear weapons in his home and accused the FBI of “planting information.”
Mr Trump lashed out on his media platform Truth Social in response to a report by The Washington Post published on Thursday night who claimed that the FBI agents were looking for documents related to nuclear weapons.
Trump compared the report to the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the special counsel’s investigation by Robert Mueller.
“Nuclear weapons issue is a hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a hoax, two charges were a hoax, the Mueller investigation was a hoax and much more,” he said. “Same sleazy people involved.”
The former president also asked why the FBI would not allow an inspection of Mar-a-Lago with its lawyers.
“Have them wait outside in the heat, don’t even let them get close – said ‘ABSOLUTELY NOT,’ he said. “Anyone planting?”
According to a copy of the warrant and inventory of documents recovered on Mr Trump’s property obtained by: the independent, agents have found a set of papers belonging to the ex-president with markings identifying them as top secret/sensitive compartmentalized information – a classification level above the top secret level often applied to intelligence sources and the US nuclear arsenal.