The FBI seized 11 sets of classified documents following searches of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.
Among the material seized are documents classified as top secret/sensitive, a type of content that can cause “exceptionally serious” damage to the national security of the United States.
The Washington Post reports that some of the documents may be related to nuclear weapons.
Nancy Pelosi stressed that there are laws “against the mishandling” of such documents and called for this to be recognized. The US congressional leader also said that the information is classified, above top secret.”
The former US head of state denies any wrongdoing and says the documents he had at home were not classified or secret.
The US Department of Justice has been investigating the discovery of boxes with classified information that were taken to Mar-a-Lago after Trump left the White House.
According to the search warrant, Trump is suspected of having violated articles of the Espionage Act, which is part of legislation that prohibits the manipulation of confidential documents, particularly relevant in the area of national defense.
Source: With Agencies