Mick Mulvaney says classified documents recovered from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago are “serious” but may not have warranted raid

  • Mick Mulvaney said classified documents seized at Mar-a-Lago were “serious”.

  • But he said it may not have been an “emergency” to justify the Aug. 8 attack.

  • Mr Mulvaney said Mr Trump would not have received the documents had he not “perceived it would be in his interest”.

Mick Mulvaney, who served as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, said on Friday that Trump’s removal and storage of secret compartmentalized information from the White House “came his attention” but the FBI said the raid on Mar-a-Lago by the may not have been justified.

August 8th, FBI searched Trump Eleven sets of classified documents were seized at his home in Palm Beach, Florida. Confidentiality level of classified documents I can receive.

Trump said all documents were declassified. he had a “standing order” to declassify the documentsHowever 18 former White House officials Many, including Mulvaney, opposed this allegation.

mulvaney told CNN’s Alisin Camerota Classified documents are ‘serious’, not meant to be in ex-president’s home, need ‘urgent’ to justify using search warrant to obtain documents .

“Well, search warrants are only justified in cases of real urgency, right? If you are either moved,’ said Mulvaney.

Cover of Trump’s search warrant application unsealed thursday The FBI said it was investigating whether Trump violated federal laws related to willful retention of national defense information, concealment or deletion of government records, and obstruction of federal investigations.

Mulvaney also said in an interview that if Trump had not “perceived it to be in his interest,” he would not have obtained the classified documents, which may have been an oversight. rice field.

“They have to show the court evidence of probable cause,” Mulvaney told CNN, adding, “The fact that they can fill out that affidavit shows they have something. It shows what I’m thinking,” he added.

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