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Trump Denies Claim FBI Sought Nuclear Documents

Trump is denying a report claiming the FBI was seeking documents related to nuclear weapons, DOJ seeks to unseal warrant, and Trump says he won’t oppose; former DoD official says Trump wanted people to see the truth about docs that were already declassified.

Report: FBI sought documents from Trump related to nuclear weapons at Mar-a-Lago

A report by the Washington Post, citing an unnamed source, claims that the FBI search at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida resort was for classified documents related to nuclear weapons.

The delicate nature of the documents could explain the urgency of the unprecedented operation at the home of an ex-President, CNN reported.

Trump denies claim FBI sought nuclear documents

Former President Donald Trump is denying a report from the Washington Post claiming that the FBI was looking for classified documents related to nuclear weapons when they searched his Mar-a-Lago home on Monday, NBC reported.

Trump posted a denial on his Truth Social platform.

“Nuclear weapons is a hoax,” Trump wrote. “Just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a hoax.”

DOJ seeks to unseal warrant, Trump won’t oppose

On Thursday, US Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department filed a motion to make the warrant issued to search the home of former President Donald Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort public, NBC reported.

“The department does not take such a decision lightly,” Garland said of the decision to search Trump’s home. “Where possible, it is standard practice to seek less intrusive means as an alternative to a search and to narrowly scope any search that is undertaken.”

Trump says he won’t oppose making warrants public

Donald Trump says he will not oppose the move by Attorney General Merrick Garland to make the search warrant for the former president’s home public, the Western Journal reported.

“Not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the unAmerican, unwarranted, and unnecessary raid and break-in of my home in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago,” Trump said, “I am going a step further by encouraging the immediate release of those documents, even though they have been drawn up by radical left Democrats and possible future political opponents, who have a strong and powerful vested interest in attacking me, much as they have done for the last 6 years.”

Former DoD official says docs were already declassified: Trump wanted people to see the truth

A former federal prosecutor and Department of Defense official Kash Patel says the reports of alleged classified materials taken from Trump’s home were already declassified, the Western Journal reported.

“Trump declassified whole sets of materials in anticipation of leaving government that he thought the American public should have the right to read themselves,” Patel told Breitbart.

“The White House counsel failed to generate the paperwork to change the classification markings, but that doesn’t mean the information wasn’t declassified,” Patel continued. “I was there with President Trump when he said, ‘We are declassifying this information.'”

Patel believes the National Archives failed to check with Trump whether the documents were ever classified and now will refuse to release them to the public.

“They [National Archives] are not a classification authority,” Patel stated. “I don’t believe they have unilateral authority to reclassify something the president declassified. They are the holder of records.”

Patel also predicts the Biden administration will claim Trump was attempting to disclose “classified” materials when in reality, he claims this declassification was not carried out per Trump’s order.