The federal prosecutors and agents involved in pouring over the classified documents taken from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida have come to believe that his motive for keeping the documentation was not because he wanted to sell them to foreign countries in order to pull in a few fat stacks of cash, but as trophies and momentos from his time in office.
Well, this certainly leaves a whole lot of egg on the faces of radical left-wingers who swore up and down that Trump took classified files in order to sell state secrets to foreign entities, which was their major justification for raiding his house in the first place. That’s the story they gave anyway. I, personally, am still convinced that it was some sort of political attack that was meant to intimidate him into not running for president in 2024.
Guess the tactic wasn’t as successful as they were hoping it would be.
“As part of the investigation, federal authorities reviewed the classified documents that were recovered from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and private club, looking to see if the types of information contained in them pointed to any kind of pattern or similarities, according to these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation,” the Washington Post reported.
“That review has not found any apparent business advantage to the types of classified information in Trump’s possession, these people said. FBI interviews with witnesses so far, they said, also do not point to any nefarious effort by Trump to leverage, sell or use the government secrets. Instead, the former president seemed motivated by a more basic desire not to give up what he believed was his property, these people said,” WaPo’s report continued.
“Several Trump advisers said that each time he was asked to give documents or materials back, his stance hardened, and that he gravitated toward lawyers and advisers who indulged his more pugilistic desires. Trump repeatedly said the materials were his, not the government’s — often in profane terms, two of these people said,” according to WaPo.
The people who were labeled as being familiar with the matter then issued a warning of caution, stating the investigation into the classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago is still ongoing and that there haven’t been any final determinations made, going on to add that it’s still possible additional information could pop up that changes investigators’ hypothesis concerning Trump’s motivations for keeping the documents. However, they did say that evidence collected over a period of months seemingly indicates the primary explanation of what the report calls “potentially criminal conduct” was the former president’s ego and intransigence.
Boy, these folks really do have a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome don’t they?
A spokesman who works for the Justice Department, along with a spokeswoman for the FBI both declined to comment on the matter. A spokesman for the former president did not reply to a request for comment.
Former federal prosecutor Robert Mintz said, “It makes perfect sense as to why prosecutors would be spending time scouring through the various records and documents to look for some kind of pattern or theme to explain why certain records were kept and why others were not. In presenting a case to a jury, prosecutors typically want to explain the motive for committing a crime. It’s not necessary to prove a crime, but it helps tell the story of exactly how a crime unfolded, according to the government.”