(MENAFN) According to sources cited by the Washington Post on Thursday, the FBI searched the former US President Donald Trump's home this week looking for sensitive materials, including classified documents about nuclear weapons.
The FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida on Monday, according to experts consulted by the outlet, shows that the current administration is concerned about the impact on US national security if these documents fall into the wrong hands.
The Post's sources, however, declined to say whether the allegedly relevant information pertained to US or foreign nuclear weapons. Additionally, they would not say if the FBI had found what it was looking for.
Only a small number of US officials have access to read or possess nuclear weapons-related documents, according to the experts cited by the Washington Post. According to the report, information on such weapons could give Washington's enemies insight into the US defense posture and assist them in developing countermeasures, while other nations might view disclosing their secrets as a threat.
If the former US president was indeed illegally storing such documents at Mar-a-Lago, they "may have been classified at the highest classification level," according to David Laufman, the former head of the Justice Department's counterintelligence division.
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