Former US President Donald Trump denies report from The Washington Post that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents were looking for classified documents related to nuclear weapons, among other items, during a search of his Mar-a-Lago residence.
On his Truth Social platform, Trump said that “Nuclear weapons is a hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a hoax,” referring to then-special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
Trump slammed the officials involved with the search of his Mar-a-Lago home, calling them “sleazy.” The former US President also hinted it was possible he was being framed, arguing the agents who searched his home didn’t want other people present in areas they were searching. “Planting information anyone?” he wrote.
The National Archives and Records Administration responded to Trump’s criticism by saying it was in possession of the Obama documents, which are destined for his presidential library, and that none of them are classified.
The agency said in a statement it “assumed exclusive legal and physical custody of Obama Presidential records when President Barack Obama left office in 2017, in accordance with the Presidential Records Act (PRA).”