Empty 'Classified' Folders Among Items Taken from Trump

Photo: DOJ/AP [via Breitbart]

The Facts

  • On Fri., the inventory of items seized by the FBI's Aug. 8 search of former Pres. Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence was unsealed by a US District Judge who is overseeing the request by Trump's attorneys to appoint a 'special master.'

  • The inventory, filed earlier in the week under seal by the Dept. of Justice (DOJ), revealed more than 10K govt. documents and photographs without classification markings that were removed.


The Spin

Democratic narrative

The DOJ has presented its strongest case yet against Trump, and the former president is clearly in hot water for not turning over these documents and obstructing justice. It's only a matter of time before he's held accountable.

Pro-Trump narrative

This is a continuation of the DOJ's effort to nail Trump on anything it can. They'll likely be able to add this to a growing list of failed attempts to take him down considering the search of Trump's home was unlawful, he has the right to maintain his presidential documents, and has the power to declassify them as he likes.


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