“Did he sell them to America’s enemies?”

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Former President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on August 5, 2022.Scott Olson/Getty Images

  • Former prosecutor Glenn Kirshner said Trump should be arrested “promptly” in light of the Mar-a-Lago search.

  • The FBI recovered dozens of empty folders marked confidential or instructed to return the contents to their aides.

  • “Did he sell them to America’s enemies? Did he use them to intimidate people?” Kirschner asked.

Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirshner believes Donald Trump should be arrested “immediately” after the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago investigation to recover classified White House documents.

During the investigation, investigators recovered nearly 100 empty folders, according to a detailed inventory unsealed and released by the Justice Department. It’s unclear where the contents of each empty folder are.

In an episode of his YouTube channel, Kirshner questioned whether Trump sold or gave away some classified government documents.

“The most reasonable inference is that Donald Trump disposed of these classified documents after illegally taking them out of the White House,” Kirschner said. sold to America’s adversaries? used them to intimidate people? I don’t know yet.”

A legal expert who runs a law firm that specializes in national security told The Hill that Trump handed over the documents. may be possible.

“The least optimistic scenario is that they are nowhere to be found because they are already with someone else,” warned National Security Advisor Executive Director Kel McClanahan.

last month, The FBI investigated former president Mar-a-Lago At his Florida residence, Trump recovered several boxes containing classified records that Trump took out of the White House after he resigned, according to court records released to the public. Some boxes were clearly marked as “top secret,” said Sonam Sheth of Insider. report.

under Presidential Records Acthe should have handed over the records to the agency when he left office.

The Justice Department is currently investigating whether Trump violated laws governing the handling of government documents. A legal analyst previously said he could be sentenced to 10 years in prison if convicted of breaking the law. spy lawa law dating back to World War I that essentially prohibits the sharing or dissemination of information that could harm or prejudice the United States.

Trump has so far denied all allegations of wrongdoing, saying:declassified” Document.he also Said “Everyone will have to bring work home from time to time.”

Kirshner said Trump should be arrested immediately.

“There is no legitimate argument, no compelling argument, no compelling argument against the immediate arrest of Donald Trump,” he said.

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