WP: One of the documents seized from Trumpʼs residence describes the nuclear potential of a foreign state

Oleksiy Yarmolenko

One of the documents seized from the residence of the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump described the defense potential of a foreign government. In particular, it was about the nuclear weapons of this state.

The Washington Post writes about this with reference to its own sources.

The publication does not report the details that were described in this document, and does not reveal which country it is about.

Some of the documents seized from Trump detail U.S. top-secret operations. Such operations are usually so closely guarded that many senior national security officials are unaware of them. Only the president, certain members of his cabinet, or other officials of that level could authorize other government officials to gain access. Such documents are usually stored in special safe places, and a person is attached to them, who carefully monitors their storage.

However, such records with top-secret information have been stored in Trumpʼs residence without proper protection for more than 18 months.

  • On August 9, Trump reported that his house in Florida was searched by FBI agents and the safe was broken into. The media reported that the search was related to an investigation into Trumpʼs misappropriation of White House documents that he could have taken to Mar-a-Lago.
  • Earlier, the National Archives said that Trump took 15 boxes of presidential records to his residence in Florida. The boxes allegedly contained "classified national security information" and official correspondence between Trump and other leaders. During the searches, the FBI found more than 11 000 different government documents. Among them dozens were secret.
  • On August 23, Trump filed a lawsuit to halt the Justice Departmentʼs investigation. On August 26, the U.S. Ministry of Justice made public the grounds for searches of Trumpʼs estate. The former president himself called it "cunning PR" and "shame."