Trump Breaks Silence On Classified Documents

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

On Tuesday, Former President Donald Trump stated that many of the classified documents that had been seized from Mar-a-Lago were just “empty folders” unlike the classified documents found in President Joe Biden’s Delaware home.

Trump, who kickstarted his 2024 presidential campaign in 2024, took to his social media platform, Truth Social to criticize the “Injustice Department.” In August, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate had been raided by the FBI which seized a number of classified documents. Classified documents were later also found in President Biden’s possession in November in both his former office in Washington, D.C., and his Wilmington Delaware home.

In his Truth Social Post Trump alleged that the “documents” taken during the raid of his Mar-a-Lago home “were merely inexpensive and very common folders with words such as ‘Presidential Reading,’ ‘Confidential,’ ‘Classified,’ or other words stamped on the front cover.” He added that that was not the case with the documents found in Biden’s possession.

As Trump noted there had been nothing in those folders because the relevant documents had been passed down during meetings at the Oval office. It was only the empty folders that ended up being “left behind.” Trump also added that he intended to store the folders as mementos and there was “nothing wrong with that.” He also alleged that the Justice Department was viewing these folders as documents even though “they are not.”

The first time Trump alleged that the documents taken from the FBI agents were simply hundreds of empty folders was on January 18.