Last Updated on November 18, 2022
With the 2022 midterm elections now in the rearview mirror, the Washington Post quietly reported that documents obtained from the FBI’s raid on Mar-A-Lago did not include “top secret” intelligence. Democrats and corporate media outlets breathlessly reported that former President Trump stored a number of documents relevant to national security, including nuclear secrets.
“Federal agents and prosecutors have come to believe former president Donald Trump’s motive for allegedly taking and keeping classified documents was largely his ego and a desire to hold on to the materials as trophies or mementos, according to people familiar with the matter,” the Washington Post reported.
The report went on to state that the FBI reviewed classified documents that were taken from the residence in order to determine what information they contained,
“That review has not found any apparent business advantage to the types of classified information in Trump’s possession, these people said,” the report continued. “FBI interviews with witnesses so far, they said, also do not point to any nefarious effort by Trump to leverage, sell or use the government secrets. Instead, the former president seemed motivated by a more basic desire not to give up what he believed was his property, these people said.”
“Agents and prosecutors found no discernible business interest in the Mar-a-Lago documents,” the report continued.
The Bezos-owned newspaper previously reported that former President Trump was storing documents pertaining to “nuclear secrets,” citing two anonymous sources familiar with the investigation.