Is Trump cheating on the FBI investigation?

Newshub18 :Is Trump cheating on the FBI investigation?Donald Trump would be in big trouble if it was proven that national security was at risk. The Espionage Act provides for long prison terms.Trump has been charged with three counts — misappropriation of sensitive government documents, obstruction of justice and violation of the Espionage Act.The most important and dangerous violation of the Espionage Act. In this law, if the allegations are proved, there can be a heavy penalty.

For the first time in the 245-year history of the United States, the Central Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has searched the residence of a former president and recovered stolen goods. Such ‘top secret’ 11 boxes of documents are not stolen goods, but a threat to the country’s national security. These included documents dealing with the United States’ nuclear arsenal. If it falls into the hands of a foreign enemy, it could threaten the national security of the United States.

Donald Trump brought these documents with him when he left the White House after losing the election. According to US law, the sole owner of these documents is the US government, whose maintenance is the responsibility of the National Treasury. Why did he bring these documents with him, who else had access to these documents, whether they fell into the hands of foreigners or not, the FBI is now investigating.
According to initial reports, Trump has been charged with three counts — misappropriation of sensitive government documents, obstruction of justice and violation of the Espionage Act. The most important of these and dangerous for Trump is the violation of the Espionage Act.

Accusations of collection, transfer or loss of security information under this Act can result in severe penalties if proven. Apart from this, the former president may also face trial under the Presidential Records Act of 1978.
Trump and his loyal supporters have argued that the president has the right to release any “classified” document. Sometimes Trump would bring some documents to his residence to read at leisure. It is not a crime at all. Former US President Barack Obama and many others had this habit. The problem is that Trump is no longer president. He doesn’t have a magic wand that can be twirled to make confidential documents non-confidential. In addition, he has no legal right to box up and store government documents at his private residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. More importantly, the President himself does not have the authority to take any ‘top secret’ documents on the nuclear stockpile out of designated storage facilities. Not the former president.

Violent attacks are on the rise

It is difficult to understand why Trump did this. However, his loose practice regarding the use of government documents is no longer a secret. Former employees of his administration said that after reading a document, he would either tear it up or put it in his pocket. Torn documents are also known to be put back together later. New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman also said that Trump would often throw important documents down the toilet after reading them.
The news that the FBI raided the former president’s residence sparked a backlash among Trump supporters. Trump has long accused the FBI of collusion against him. Several senators and members of Congress joined him in strongly criticizing the FBI and the Department of Justice for this unintended action. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has threatened to impeach President Biden and Attorney General Marrick Garland after taking over Congress. However, without waiting for him, Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green, elected from Georgia, has already issued a notice of impeachment.

 

Is Trump cheating on the FBI investigation?

Donald Trump would be in big trouble if he proved that national security was at risk. The Espionage Act carries long prison terms.

Trump has been charged with three counts — misappropriation of sensitive government documents, obstruction of justice and violation of the Espionage Act.

The most important and dangerous violation of the Espionage Act. In this law, if the allegations are proved, there can be severe punishment.

For the first time in the 245-year history of the United States, the Central Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has searched the residence of a former president and recovered stolen goods. Such ‘top secret’ 11 boxes of documents are not stolen goods, but a threat to the country’s national security. These included documents dealing with the United States’ nuclear arsenal. If it falls into the hands of a foreign enemy, it could threaten the national security of the United States.
Donald Trump brought these documents with him when he left the White House after losing the election. According to US law, the sole owner of these documents is the US government, whose maintenance is the responsibility of the National Treasury. Why did he bring these documents with him, who else had access to these documents, whether they fell into the hands of foreigners or not, the FBI is now investigating.
According to initial reports, Trump has been charged with three counts — misappropriation of sensitive government documents, obstruction of justice and violation of the Espionage Act. The most important of these and dangerous for Trump is the violation of the Espionage Act.

FBI agents recently searched Donald Trump’s Florida home in Mar-a-Lago.File Photo: Reuters

Accusations of collection, transfer or loss of security information under this Act can result in severe penalties if proven. Apart from this, the former president may also face trial under the Presidential Records Act of 1978.
Trump and his loyal supporters have argued that the president has the right to release any “classified” document. Sometimes Trump would bring some documents to his residence to read at leisure. It is not a crime at all. Former US President Barack Obama and many others had this habit. The problem is that Trump is no longer president. He doesn’t have a magic wand that can be twirled to make confidential documents non-confidential. In addition, he has no legal right to box up and store government documents at his private residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. More importantly, the President himself does not have the authority to take any ‘top secret’ documents on the nuclear stockpile out of designated storage facilities. Not the former president.

Violent attacks are on the rise

It is difficult to understand why Trump did this. However, his loose practice regarding the use of government documents is no longer a secret. Former employees of his administration said that after reading a document, he would either tear it up or put it in his pocket. Torn documents are also known to be put back together later. New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman also said that Trump would often throw important documents down the toilet after reading them.

The news that the FBI raided the former president’s residence sparked a backlash among Trump supporters. Trump has long accused the FBI of collusion against him. Several senators and members of Congress joined him in strongly criticizing the FBI and the Department of Justice for this unintended action. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has threatened to impeach President Biden and Attorney General Marrick Garland after taking over Congress. However, without waiting for him, Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green, elected from Georgia, has already issued a notice of impeachment.

The spate of attacks by Republican leaders against the judiciary and law enforcement has resulted in an uptick in violent attacks among Trump supporters. Calls for ‘rebellion’ are being openly called on social media. Three days earlier, on August 11, a Trump supporter opened fire on the local FBI office in Cincinnati, Ohio. The judge who approved the search warrant for Trump’s home has also been threatened with assault. FBI personnel suffer from insecurity.

Many people say that Trump will try to take advantage politically by using the incident of the search. He is already trying to position himself as a ‘political martyr’. With the same argument, he is also trying to collect the money from his supporters. But Trump and his supporters have been in a bit of a tailspin since it emerged that he leaked top-secret security information.

The Biden administration has been saying from the beginning that they are not involved in the probe. All decisions rest with the Attorney General and FBI Director. In the face of Republican criticism, Attorney General Marrick Garland had to hold a press conference to say that the decision was his own. He had to proceed on this path as all the trials and other measures did not yield results.

It should be noted that Trump and his lawyers have claimed that they have been fully cooperating with the Department of Justice. So suddenly sending people to search the palace was not consistent at all. The Attorney General has to open his mouth to prove that this is not true. For 18 months, the National Treasury and the Department of Justice have been trying to recover these confidential documents. According to the Attorney General, several documents were recovered in June. But the top-secret document remains at Mar-a-Lago, after a secret source learned that the search was decided through due legal process.

It will affect the mid-term elections

After the investigation it was found that no such secret documents were actually in Trump’s custody; Then not only the judiciary, but also President Biden’s administration will be in trouble. Trump’s loyal supporters are already on fire. Their anger will increase if the investigation proves to be empty. There is no doubt that this will have an impact on the mid-term elections next November.
But if it’s just the opposite, if it’s proven that Trump’s national security was threatened, he’ll be in big trouble. The Espionage Act provides for long prison terms. What may happen to the accused is that he may be declared ineligible to contest any future elections.

Trump, however, can argue that a criminal cannot run for the presidency, which is not written in the constitution. A counterargument on that question could eventually make it to the Supreme Court, where he might win the sympathy of conservative justices.
Whatever the final outcome, there’s no mistaking the fact that the ongoing tensions over the impeachment inquiry will further exacerbate the Democratic-Republican (or blue and red) divide in the United States. Many fear that violence may erupt if the results of the upcoming elections are not favorable.

Some have even spoken of a civil war or ‘civil war’. The civil war has already begun, says Robert Reich, the former secretary of labor in the Clinton administration. At the heart of this divide are US demographic changes and continued racism. This division has increased because of Trump. But he is not the cause, only the symptom

Leave a Comment