Halting investigation into Trump property threatens ‘national security’
A judge has halted a review of classified documents found during the raid on Trump’s home. The US Department of Justice now opposes the decision. It will prevent the government from “protecting the security of the homeland.”
DrThe legal dispute over the inspection of confidential and confidential documents confiscated from former US President Donald Trump enters a new round. The US Justice Department on Friday appealed parts of a federal judge’s decision to prevent federal investigators from reviewing documents and delegating them to a special assessor.
The appeal statement said the delay in reviewing the files due to the court order “hampers the government’s efforts to protect the security of the nation.” Federal Judge Eileen Cannon “fundamentally wrong” in appointing the special counsel.
Since last week, the judge’s decision has prevented federal investigators from further examining thousands of documents that the FBI seized on August 8 from Trump’s luxury home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. But the Department of Justice in its appeal does not require investigators under its authority to examine all these documents, but only those “about a hundred documents classified as classified.”
Dozens of Top Secret Documents Found – Trump May Have Violated Espionage Act
Disagreement over document examination can reach the Supreme Court. During the Mar-a-Lago raid, the FBI confiscated dozens of files marked “top secret,” “confidential,” or “confidential.” According to media reports, a top-secret document on the nuclear weapons of another country was also found in Trump’s residence.
The former president is suspected of violating the Espionage Act, which sets strict standards for the retention of national security documents. US presidents are required to turn over all official documents, including emails and letters, to the National Archives when they leave office.
However, Trump describes the raid as politically motivated. Democrats accuse President Joe Biden of misusing the judiciary to prevent him from running for president again in 2024. In early September, Judge Cannon granted Trump’s attorney’s request for the special to review the documents.