What Would Nellis Say?

October 2022

 

          Mar-a-Lago affidavit says many witnesses interviewed, 184 classified files returned in January.
 
Some White House documents sent to the National Archives in January appear to contain Trump’s handwritten notes, court filing says.

The FBI searched former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in August after reviewing 184 classified documents that were kept there since he left the White House, including several with Trump’s apparent handwriting on them, and interviewing a “significant number” of witnesses, court filings unsealed Friday say according to an August 26 Washington Post report.

The details contained in a search-warrant affidavit and related memo crystallize much of what was already known about the criminal probe into whether Trump and his aides took secret government papers and did not return all of the material — despite repeated demands from senior officials. The documents, though heavily redacted, offer the clearest description to date of the rationale for the unprecedented Aug. 8 search and the high-stakes investigation by the Justice Department into a former president who may run again for the White House.

The affidavit suggests that if some of the classified documents voluntarily returned from Mar-a-Lago to the National Archives and Records Administration in January had fallen into the wrong hands, they could have revealed sensitive details about human intelligence sources or how spy agencies intercept the electronic communications of foreign targets. Over the spring and summer, the affidavit states, the FBI came to suspect that Trump and his team were hiding the fact that he still had more classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, leading agents to want to conduct a search of the property.

What would Nellis say?

The latest reporting suggests that Trump has more stolen documents hidden away at his other properties. The illiterate thug lost his executive privilege when he lost the election and he has no right to any official documents, many of which are highly classified, that belong to the federal government’s archives and the people of the United States.

The question remains of his intentions…was he prepared to use them for blackmail against our government or one of our allies? Did he think he could profit from selling secret information to our adversaries? Or was he using them to show off to guests at his golf club?

Whatever his intentions, if any other citizen had stolen and concealed classified documents, they would be in jail facing severe penalties. He deserves nothing better and should be in custody while all of this is investigated.