Trump may have stuck to documents at Mar-a-Lago because he saw something “personally advantageous,” speculates New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman


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  • Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago was raided by the FBI last week for classified documents.

  • Political reporter Maggie Haberman said he may have kept documents that he considered “personally advantageous.”

  • It’s still unclear what exactly the FBI uncovered from his home.

Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, who has covered former President Donald Trump for decades, said the documents seized last week were Mar-a-Lago’s FBI It may have been a “personal advantage”.

Haberman, a New York Times reporter and CNN analyst, appeared on Tuesday’s episode of the “Hacks on Tap” podcast about potential scenarios for why Trump is keeping the documents. talked.

She suggested that the former president could have kept the documents simply because he thought “something was cool.”

“Another bucket is that he sees things that are personally advantageous to him. It’s something he can use to enhance himself or something he believes will help his business or personal brand.” ” added Habermann.

“Not only could a foreign adversary see these things by chance, but it’s also possible that Trump was — and I’m saying this is the case for those listening. No. I don’t know, but there are concerns that Trump has business connections abroad,” she added.

It’s unclear what was seized from Mar-a-Lago, including a vague list beyond the search warrant that was leaked and opened last Friday.Warrant listed 11 sets of confidential documentsbut the full content is still unknown.

“I think there’s some concern that whatever he had would be useful to him,” she continued.

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