(WEST PALM BEACH) — The FBI were reportedly searching for classified documents related to nuclear weapons during the raid and siege at former President Donald Trump’s estate in Palm Beach.
According to the Washington Post, the federal agents sought for the confiscation of classified nuke documents from ‘getting into the wrong hands.’
The Counterintelligence and Export Control Chief Jay Bratt signed the government’s filing, stating that “the government hereby requests that the Court unseal the Notice of Filing and its attachment, absent objection by former President Trump.”
Bratt visited Trump’s estate months ago to conduct a review of possible ‘classified documents’, according to reports.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Department of Justice is working to have the search warrant unsealed to prevent further deception and conspiracies regarding the FBI.
Trump encouraged the release of the documents seized and the search warrant on his platform ‘Truth Social’ late Thursday.
“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 affirmed in a post, “I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents.”
The Department of Justice has until 3 p.m. today to report to a judge if Trump opts to oppose the unsealing of the warrant and documents, according to sources.
Staff Writer, Julianna Caban, contributed to this story.