This week in a new report, the Department of Justice released photos showing papers – with many marked ‘top secret’ – on the carpet of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home during the August 8th FBI search.
According to officials, the photos were released in a 36-page court filing revealing that they had uncovered a plot to obstruct the discovery of government records. In the DOJ report, the ex-president’s team was accused of moving and hiding classified documents.
Now, in a response to the photos, according to the Daily Mail, Trump said the FBI agents may have been pretending it was him who threw the classified documents on the floor of Mar-a-Lago.
Trump wrote on Truth Social, “Terrible the way the FBI, during the Raid of Mar-a-Lago, threw documents haphazardly all over the floor (perhaps pretending it was me that did it!), and then started taking pictures of them for the public to see. Thought they wanted them kept Secret? Lucky I Declassified!”
Trump added in another message, “There seems to be confusion as to the “picture” where documents were sloppily thrown on the floor and then released photographically for the world to see, as if that’s what the FBI found when they broke into my home. Wrong! They took them out of cartons and spread them around on the carpet, making it look like a big “find” for them. They dropped them, not me – Very deceiving…And remember, we could have NO representative, including lawyers, present during the Raid. They were told to wait outside.”
According to the Daily Wire, the new court filing also rejected efforts to have a ‘special master’ – as requested by Trump’s lawyers – review the documents seized by the FBI, describing it as ‘unnecessary’ and ‘harmful to national security’.