Trump investigated under Espionage Act, obstruction of justice unsealed FBI raid warrant shows


by David McLoone, LifeSite News:

Former President Donald Trump argued that the apparently sensitive records had all been ‘declassified’ before being taken to his Mar-a-Lago estate, where on Monday a team of FBI agents seized 46 items.

Former President Donald Trump is under investigation for supposed violations of the Espionage Act and the obstruction of justice, it has been revealed, after a U.S. Magistrate Judge unsealed the warrant used by the FBI in its Monday raid of Trump’s Florida estate.


The warrant was unsealed by Judge Bruce Reinhart after the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion to have the document released, and after Trump himself had called for “the immediate release of those documents, even though they have been drawn up by radical left Democrats and possible future political opponents.”

According to the 7-page file, the former commander-in-chief is being investigated for infractions against 18 U.S.C 793 for “gathering, transmitting or losing defense information,” 18 USC 2071 for “Concealment, removal or mutilation,” and 18 USC 1519 which lists “Destruction, alteration or falsification of records in Federal investigations.”

The penalty for such violations can include fines and a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

The warrant requested a full-scale search of Trump’s expansive Mar-a-Lago mansion, including all “58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, on a 17-acre estate.”

“The locations to be searched include the ‘45 Office,’” the document states, as well as “all storage rooms, and all other rooms or areas within the premises used or available to be used by FPOTUS [former President of the United States] and his staff and in which boxes or documents could be stored, including all structures or buildings on the estate.”

The warrant instructed agents to seize “[a]ny physical documents with classification markings, along with any containers/boxes (including any other contents) in which such documents are located, as well as any other containers/boxes that are collectively stored or found together with the aforementioned documents and containers/boxes.”

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