As the nation continues to reel from the unprecedented raid on Mar-a-Lago conducted by the Biden administration’s FBI, former President Donald Trump has been working to obliterate just about every attack sent his way in the matter.
His latest burn of the Justice Department comes after the agency released a photo alleging to show “top secret” documents discovered at his Florida home.
Trump says, luckily, they were already declassified.
Former President Donald Trump slammed the Department of Justice following the agency’s opposition to his request for a “special master” to review documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate, claiming he had already “declassified” the materials.
In the 40-page response filed Tuesday, the Justice Department opposed the appointment of a special master to review documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, saying he “lacks standing” because the records in question belong to the United States, not him. In addition, the DOJ’s filing said documents were likely “concealed and removed from the Storage Room and that efforts were likely taken to obstruct the government’s investigation.”
In a flurry of Truth Social posts Wednesday morning, Trump said it was “terrible” that the FBI “during the Raid of Mar-a-Lago, threw documents haphazardly all over the floor (perhaps pretending it was me that did it!), and then started taking pictures of them for the public to see. Thought they wanted them kept Secret? Lucky I Declassified!”
Trump also brought back one of his most famous phrases in a later post that dealt with what some have called a “political infection” at the FBI, demanding that Americans “DRAIN THE SWAMP!” once more.