Seized Trump documents revealed foreign nation’s nuclear capability – Nexus News
A document depicting a foreign government’s military defenses, including its nuclear capabilities, was found in the FBI’s search last month of former US President Donald Trump’s Florida home, according to a statement in the Washington Post.
The US newspaper, which quoted people familiar with the issue, did not reveal the foreign government discussed in the document, nor did it indicate if the foreign government was friendly or hostile to the United States.
Trump representatives and the Justice Department did not immediately react to requests for comment from the Reuters news agency.
The FBI obtained over 11,000 government documents and photographs during its August 8 search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, according to court records.
According to the Post report, some of the seized documents detailed top secret US operations that needed special clearances beyond top secret clearance.
Some of the documents are prohibited such that some of the Biden administration’s most senior national security officials were not authorized to assess them, the Post said.
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National Intelligence Director Avril Haines disclosed late last month that she would conduct a “classification review” of the documents seized by investigators during the search of Mar-a-Lago, as well as “an Intelligence Community (IC) assessment of the potential risk to national security that would result from the disclosure of the relevant documents”.
The US Justice Department is investigating Trump for discarding government records from the White House after he left office in January 2021 and keeping them at his Florida estate.
Trump and his associates have denied any wrongdoing, stating at various times that some documents may have been inadvertently discarded from the White House, or claiming that Trump had already declassified the documents.
On Monday, a federal judge acceded to Trump’s request to appoint a special master to reassess the records seized in the FBI search, a move that is likely to delay the Justice Department’s criminal investigation.