Documents seized during the FBI raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home contained information regarding a foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities, the Washington Post reports.
The details were provided only by sources described by the Post as “people familiar with the matter” and come just days after a federal judge approved Trump’s request to appoint a special master to independently review records obtained during the raid, due in part to concerns over media leaks.
The outlet notes that some documents were so top-secret that only a handful of people were granted access to view them. So top-secret that this information was immediately passed on to one of the largest newspapers in the world.
Among the files seized during the raid, according to the anonymous sources, were those which held “information about a foreign government’s nuclear-defense readiness.”
But, the Washington Post adds: “These people did not identify the foreign government in question, say where at Mar-a-Lago the document was found, or offer additional details about one of the Justice Department’s most sensitive national security investigations.”
If these documents were so sensitive… why are they being leaked to the Washington Post?https://t.co/CHGGvp8dn8
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 7, 2022
Trump Raid Allegedly Yields Document on Foreign Nuclear Capabilities
Does anyone else pine for the days when sources were named and multiple people were contacted by the media to corroborate a source’s story prior to print?
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The bombshell report comes just days after Judge Aileen Cannon delivered a significant victory to Trump and his legal team by granting a special master, allowing an independent party to review the documents and assess any attorney/client or executive privilege that may exist.
Part of her reasoning was prescient in light of the Washington Post report.
One of the reasons for Cannon’s ruling involved “the interest in ensuring the integrity of an orderly process amidst swirling allegations of bias and media leaks.”
No one should have these documents….and no DOJ / FBI should be leaking pic.twitter.com/uMXHf4Knuj
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) September 7, 2022
Last month, leaks to the same newspaper led to reports from “people familiar with the investigation” who alleged that the raid on Trump’s home was an attempt to retrieve documents pertaining to “nuclear weapons.”
The implication, of course, is that Trump was putting America in danger.
Trump at that time railed against the reporting.
“Nuclear weapons issue is a Hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a Hoax, two Impeachments were a Hoax, the Mueller investigation was a Hoax, and much more,” he wrote on his Truth Social media platform. “Same sleazy people involved.”
DOJ claims no special master is needed even as they leak unverifiable information to the Russiagate hoax outlets. https://t.co/sLyL3eD5Rm
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 7, 2022
Media Running Wild With Irresponsible Speculation
The Political Insider reported just last week that the DOJ’s so-called guideline holding off on any possible charges against Trump until after the midterm elections would only allow the media to run wild with speculation.
“Trump and his supporters can instead brace themselves for 2+ months of selective leaking to the media, loads of reports citing ‘people who asked to remain anonymous,’ and lots of speculative reporting from the left-wing media,” we wrote.
And here we have yet another example.
Yes, I totally believe that the FBI waited 18 months to seize “secret nuclear documents” from a country club in Florida based on anonymous leaks to a corrupt newspaper.
When have “people familiar with the matter” ever steered us wrong before. https://t.co/7Tp9NyWtqS
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 7, 2022
And the usual suspects jumped on this latest information to help spread the unverified reports.
Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), once blasted by former congressman Trey Gowdy for selectively leaking information about the Trump/Russia collusion hoax “like a sieve,” was up to his old tricks.
“New reporting that Trump had highly classified information, including on foreign nuclear programs,” Schiff tweeted. “If true, it raises yet more questions.”
New reporting that Trump had highly classified information, including on foreign nuclear programs.
If true, it raises yet more questions.
Why would Trump take them to Mar-a-Lago?
Why did he refuse to return them?
The investigation must continue uninterrupted and unimpeded.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 7, 2022
Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, despite testimony from officials time and again admitting they had no evidence of Russian collusion with the campaign of President Trump in 2016, repeatedly told friendly media outlets that there was “direct evidence.”
He never provided any. Nor could Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Or any other Democrat for that matter.
Top law enforcement & intelligence officials affirm they had ZERO evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign & Russia during the 2016 election.
But Adam Schiff repeatedly lied there was “direct evidence” of collusion.
Now his scam has been exposed. https://t.co/q67n7PN10q
— Gunnery Sergeant Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) May 7, 2020
Others are also pushing the Trump nuclear capabilities story without any actual evidence at this stage of the game.
Legendary director Rob Reiner called for Trump to be arrested following the report.
“Donald Trump stole Top Secret Highly Classified Nuclear Documents. He has put our Nation in danger. No more deference. No more political considerations. No man is above the law,” Reiner tweeted. “Time to make an arrest.”
Trump didn’t steal them, he was the f***ing president, you dolt.
By the way, what do you want to be this is about Obama’s crooked, unconstitutional Iran nuke deal?
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) September 7, 2022
And it wasn’t just the far-left, either.
Fox News host Eric Shawn, following previous reporting on the nuclear documents, made the laughable suggestion that Trump was looking to sell the foreign nation’s nuclear secrets to Russia or Saudi Arabia.
“And more questions are being raised this morning. Did former President Trump try to sell or share the highly classified material to the Russians or to the Saudis or others?” he asked.
“Or were the documents innocently mishandled and stored because he thought he had a legal right to have them?”
— Evan Shapiro (@eshap) August 15, 2022
Yes, because a man who made billions over his lifetime would choose ‘selling nuclear secrets’ from a foreign country to a hostile regime as his next lucrative side project.
Trump attorney Christopher Kise slammed the leaks coming out about the FBI raid, lamenting they “continue with no respect for the process nor any regard for the real truth.”
Kise said a “responsible course of action here would be for someone — anyone — in the government to exercise leadership and control.”
Good luck waiting for that. You can expect the corrupt media to run with any and all leaks – factual or otherwise – from now right up until November.
In reality, the reports may very well be true. But the media has not earned the benefit of the doubt after years of bombshell stories that ultimately fizzled out into nothingness.
Now is the time to support and share the sources you trust.
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