“There are important national security interests in the FBI and others in the Intelligence Community getting access to these materials. According to NARA, among the materials in the boxes are over l 00 documents with classification markings, comprising more than 700 pages. Some include the highest levels of classification, including Special Access Program (SAP) materials. Access to the materials is not only necessary for purposes of our ongoing criminal investigation, but the Executive Branch must also conduct an assessment of the potential damage resulting from the apparent manner in which these materials were stored and transpotted and take any necessary remedial steps. Accordingly, we are seeking immediate access to these materials so as to facilitate the necessary assessments that need to be conducted within the Executive Branch” (Acting Archivist of the United States, Debra Steidel Wall letter to Evan Corcoran, 10.05.2022).
The raid or the search of the home of Donald J. Trump or Mar-A-Lago, Florida on the 9th August 2022 is just becoming obvious. It is a reason why the Trump lawyers and their whole “transparency” plans is backfiring.
The former President is now in hot water. That’s because of what the documents that is leaked is saying about the investigation. All the sorts of defences and excuses to have the documents doesn’t make any sort sense now. The documents are not planted, declassified or allowed to be there. Secondly, after the last revelation. It is a possibilities that the documents are missing, lost or traded away.
One way or another… there is conspiracy and intent of the former President here. He took these documents and withheld them from the authorities. There was a long discussion and grand jury subpoena for the return of the set documents, which the former President didn’t comply with.
As the former Head of State he didn’t only breach the rules of taking these documents away from the archives and outside the White House. The former President did this deliberately and kept some documents in an unsecure storage facility and others was either in his desk or in his office. Where they found “43 Empty Folders with “CLASSIFIED’” Banners” and “28 Empty Folders Labeled “Return to Staff Secretary Miliary Aide”. In addition they found several of classified, top secret and secret documents too. Therefore, there is several of questions remaining why he had this and kept these privately.
There was even more in the storage unit of missing documents and secret documents as well. This just shows to what extent this enterprise was. It seems like it was leverage and possible means to an end.
The former President is investigated under several of statutes and one of them is the espionage. If the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) find proofs of the conspiracy or the possible criminal acts. That would be detrimental to it.
However, even without the Espionage Act breaches and possible damage to national security. The law enforcement can go after the former President for breaching the law with having these documents illegally and storing them as well. He broke the law by not complying and letting the NARA take over these. The final part is the endangering the nation by holding these documents and whatever they contained. There was a lot of missing pages and we have no idea what was on them or their designated meaning for either the military or any other vital part of the US Government.
Here Trump has outplayed himself. This isn’t just a scandal, but a crisis of national security. Where people are starting to wonder, if he is a spy and was doing espionage. If he did that… he did something seditious and acted in treason. Just like he was when he incited the mob to attack the capitol on the 6th January 2021 and tried to make a cover coup d’etat to overturn the previous Presidential Election in his favour. It just shows to what extent he does to do thing for personal gains.
Former President Trump isn’t a man of honour, but a man of criminal exposure and for some strange reasons… his been able to avoid the slammer all of his life. While everyone around him is either pleading guilty, being investigated too or possibly facing time. That’s why he promises pardons to everyone supporting his cause. Because, he know he cannot win lawfully and be living according to the law. The law is a problem for him and it’s catching up to him too. Peace.