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Trump Attorney’s New Claim About Mar-A-Lago Causes Jaws To Drop On Twitter

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 2022-08-19
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Donald Trump claims all of the documents seized by the FBI from Mar-a-Lago were declassified and in “secure storage” at the resort. But one of the former president’s own attorneys didn’t exactly instill a lot of confidence about just how “secure” that storage was.

“It was a locked door, and getting back down into the basement, there’s security, you can’t just walk down there,” Christina Bobb told Laura Ingraham on Thursday. “Only certain members of staff can get there, and then there’s only one key.”

Bobb added that “a limited number of people” had access to that area:

Certain types of documents ― especially the highly sensitive files reportedly sought by the Justice Department at Mar-a-Lago ― require extremely rigorous security measures, more than a lock and limited access to certain members of staff. Some may even require what’s known as a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF).

Trump’s document facility, as described by NewsNation, was “a storage room off an interior hallway near the pool” with “boxes everywhere.”

That pool, The Washington Post noted, was a major part of the social scene at the resort and “a focal point of activity as part of Mar-a-Lago’s day-to-day business.”

On Twitter, Trump’s critics were quick to point out that Bobb’s comments didn’t make it sound like the documents were securely stored and may have only hurt her client’s case:

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Tim
08-19

For our countries sake, i sure hope none of those highly classified documents didn't get into the wrong hands, even though they were already in the wrong hands, Trump's.

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Shadowfax
08-19

It was illegal to REMOVE them from the beginning. It was made perfectly clear that the documents, being clearly marked were Top Secret, classified documents. They returned half in February. A whistleblower testified that there were more. Trump attorney sent a letter stating that there were no more. DOJ subpoena didn't spark an immediate response. The DOJ issued a legal search warrant, and returned the documents to the White House, and under the appropriate levels of Security.

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Pat W
08-19

"SECURE" OR NOT WH documents were stolen!!! Bottom line...these were NOT his. Just saying they are his doesn't make it true.

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