Search records at Mar-a-Llago will be secured to protect the ongoing work of the Department of Justice
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) not to share information related to Mar-a-Lago research for “protect the integrity of work in progress” from the Department.
“As a general matter, the Department of Justice has requested that NARA not share or disclose to others information related to this matter at this time to protect the integrity of the Justice Department’s ongoing work,” Steidel Wall wrote in a letter responding to questions from Republicans in the House Oversight Committee about the agency’s earlier refusal to release records. to legislators.
Wall also detailed that NARA has decided to keep all records related to the discovery of documents classified as confidential seized by the FBI at Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago in early August.
And it is that after the raid of the FBI, the House Republicans demanded that additional information be released about the period prior to the search, as well as about the confiscated materials.
Although for now the documents will remain under the protection of NARA, Wall did not rule out handing over the records in the future. “To the extent that we are able to publish additional records that respond to your request in the future, we will make them available to you.”
Said information was released at the same time that Donald Trump declared in an interview with Fox News that “I could telepathically declassify documents.”
“You’re the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying it’s declassified, even thinking about it,” Trump said.
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