Former President Donald Trump has lashed out at the FBI for seizing his medical and tax records during their raid on his Mar-A-Lago residence.
U.S. District Court Judge Aileen M. Cannon confirmed on Monday that both Trump’s medical records and tax documents were seized by the FBI. Fox News said they spoke to a source familiar with the case and were given information that Trump’s medical records went back as far as 40 years.
“Not only did the FBI steal my Passports in the FBI Raid and Break-In of my home, Mar-a-Lago, but it has just been learned through court filings that they also improperly took my complete and highly confidential medical file and history, with all the bells and whistles (at least they’ll see that I’m very healthy, an absolutely perfect physical specimen!), plus personal Tax Records (Illegal to take), and lawyer/client/privileged information, a definite NO, NO,” Trump said in a post on Truth Social. “Days of the Soviet Union!”
Trump’s attorney also hit out at the FBI for their consistent leaks during the investigation. This included information that was acquired by The Washington Post in regard to Trump’s nuclear capabilities.
Kise provided a statement to Fox News where he said that the judge specifically asked the government’s legal team about leaks and recognized the possible harm that could come to Trump as a result of them.
“Unfortunately, even after the Court noted specifically in its Order that President Trump ‘faces an unquantifiable potential harm by way of improper disclosure of sensitive information to the public’ and asked counsel for the United States directly about leaks, those leaks continue with no respect for the process nor any regard for the real truth,” Kise said.
“This does not serve well the interests of justice,” Kise continued. “Moreover, the damage to public confidence in the integrity of the system simply cannot be underestimated. The responsible course of action here would be for someone — anyone — in the Government to exercise leadership and control.”
Kise added, “The Court has provided a sensible path forward which does not include the selective leak of unverifiable and misleading information. There is no reason to deviate from that path if the goal is, as it should be, to find a rational solution to document storage issues which have needlessly spiraled out of control.”
On August 8th, FBI agents executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago and seized over 11,000 documents, some of which were classified and marked as “top secret,” according to court filings. The court filings also show that several of the classified folders were found to be empty.
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