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Washington Post: The FBI searched for nuclear documents at Trump's home

Sources familiar with the FBI search of former US President Donald Trump's home told the Washington Post that the Bureau was searching for documents linked to nuclear weapons.    Experts in classified information said the unusual search highlights deep concern among government officials about information they thought could be in the Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump's residence after leaving the White House, and be at risk of falling into the wrong hands.




 Sources familiar with the FBI search of former US President Donald Trump's home told the Washington Post that the Bureau was searching for documents linked to nuclear weapons.


Experts in classified information said the unusual search highlights deep concern among government officials about information they thought could be in the Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump's residence after leaving the White House, and be at risk of falling into the wrong hands.


The Washington Post reported that the people who described some of the materials that the FBI agents were looking for spoke on condition of anonymity and did not provide additional details about what kind of information the agents were looking for, including whether they related to weapons belonging to the United States or another state. Nor did they say whether these documents were found as part of the search.


Experts reported that nuclear weapons material is particularly sensitive and usually only accessible to a small number of government officials, noting that "the dissemination of details about American weapons can draw an intelligence roadmap for adversaries seeking to build ways to counter such regimes. Other States may also regard the detection of their nuclear secrets as a threat. "


David Loffman, the former head of the U.S. 


  • Department of Justice's counterintelligence division, who is investigating leaks of classified information
  • said that "if the FBI and DOJ believe that there is highly classified material still in Trump's home
  • that would give way to a greater incentive to retrieve that material as soon as possible."


A former intelligence official revealed that during the Trump administration, top-secret intelligence was routinely mishandled on sensitive topics, including intelligence gathering on Iran, stressing that "more classified information often ends up in the hands of unauthorized employees."


"Intelligence and electronic communications intercepted, such as emails and phone calls to foreign leaders, were among the types of information that was absent that ended up with unauthorized employees," he explained, stating that "these interceptions are among the most guarded secrets because of what they can reveal about how the United States hacked foreign governments."


FBI workers denounce escalating threats against them after Trump home raid


The FBI Workers Association of the United States complained about the escalation of the threat against them in connection with the raid on former US President Donald Trump's headquarters in the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.


The Association declared that the escalation of threats against its members after the raid on former President Donald Trump's headquarters had encouraged violence against the security services, finding this "unacceptable."


  1. Conservative politicians
  2. as well as Trump himself
  3. have called the FBI "corrupt" and "politicized" 
  4. following the raid on Trump's headquarters on Monday


during which FBI agents sought to obtain classified documents kept by Trump, in what was described as a violation of official records rules.


Subsequently, there was an upsurge in violent threats against the FBI and the Justice Department on social media and in governors' chat groups.


A statement issued by the Association of FBI Elements said that "special agents and their families should never be threatened with violence, including because of their work", adding that in this context he stressed that "recent threats contribute to an atmosphere in which some have accepted or will accept violence against law enforcement authorities".


This statement was issued following the announcement by the US Secretary of Justice


 Merrick Garland, that he personally agreed to the unprecedented raid on the home of a former US president. Garland called the attacks on the FBI "unjustified," adding: "I will not stand by" when FBI elements are "unfairly attacked."


After Monday's raid, Trump issued a statement saying his home in Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, was "trapped and raided by a large group of FBI agents," and Trump promised that "an attack like this can only happen in collapsed Third World countries."