Headline RoundupAugust 12th, 2022

FBI Recovered Classified Documents from Mar-a-Lago; Trump Supports Unsealing Warrant

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Sources across the political spectrum reported Friday that the FBI recovered classified documents from Mar-a-Lago, including some marked as top secret.

While reports suggest that the FBI sought classified documents about nuclear weapons in its Mar-a-Lago raid, former President Donald Trump is denying that assertion and pushing the Justice Department to unseal the search warrant. The Washington Post (Lean Left bias) reported that, according to anonymous "people familiar with the investigation," FBI agents were looking for documents pertaining to nuclear weapons and other sensitive matters that they feared could be "in danger of falling into the wrong hands." Writing on Truth Social, Trump said "the nuclear weapons issue is a hoax." U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday that the Justice Department had asked a federal court to unseal the search warrant. Trump voiced support for releasing the warrant in another Truth Social post Thursday night. A Trump spokesman said that "The Biden administration is in obvious damage control after their botched raid where they seized the President’s picture books, a ‘hand written note,’ and declassified documents."

Right-rated outlets focused more on Trump's response to Garland, support for unsealing the warrant, and denial of the Post's report. Left- and center-rated sources more often focused on the Post's report and speculation about what Trump took from the White House. Updated 8/12/22 at 2:01 p.m. ET

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