The search at the home of former United States President Donald Trump (2017-2021) last Monday was aimed at finding classified documents on Nuclear weapons that the exmandatario removed from the White House, as published this Thursday by the newspaper Washington Post.
The postwho cited anonymous sources close to the investigation, indicated that the raid responds to the concern in the US government that the documents Trump took with him leaving the Presidency and containing sensitive information fall into the wrong hands.
The sources did not clarify whether the information that was allegedly found in Trump’s house was related to nuclear weapons in the possession of the United States or foreign powers, and They also did not detail if this material was actually found..
The attorney general of the United States, Merrick Garland, personally authorized the decision to request the search warrant last Monday at Trump’s residence in Florida and has requested this Thursday authorization from a court in the south of this state so that make the order public.
In a brief statement after which he did not accept questions, Garland defended the legality of the search and pointed out that these types of decisions are not made “lightly.” Whenever possible, he clarified, “less intrusive” means are chosen as an alternative.
The search warrant was authorized by a federal court and the property inventory is a document that federal law requires law enforcement to leave with the property owner.
According to US media, the lawyers Trump have until Friday at 3:00 p.m. local time (7:00 p.m. GMT) to object before the Court to request that the order be made public.
The first to report the raid on the Florida mansion had been Trump himself on his social networks: “It’s his right,” said the attorney general, according to whom the former Republican president’s lawyers (2017-2021) received that same day a copy of the search warrant and the FBI inventory.
Garland stressed that adherence to the rule of law is the “fundamental principle” of the Justice Department and of American democracy, noting that no one is above the law.
“Defending the rule of law means applying the law uniformly without fear or favoritism. Under my supervision, that is precisely what the Department of Justice is doing,” he said in that brief televised intervention, in which he criticized the attacks and threats launched against the forces of order.