Former President Donald Trump is currently under investigation by FBI over whether he broke any of three federal laws with his handling of classified documents the agency found at Mar-a-Lago. Mark Humphrey/AP Trump claimed that he could instantly declassify documents during his time in office. Trump said that, as president, he could get documents classified […]
Judge says she can’t accept DOJ’s claim that Trump ‘could not possibly have a possessory interest’ in some documents seized from Mar-a-Lago until 3rd party looks at them
Former President Donald Trump gestures while playing golf at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, on September 13, 2022. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP The DOJ's appeal to continue to review classified documents for its probe was rejected on Thursday. A federal judge was not convinced that Trump couldn't have "possessory interest" in the documents. The […]
Alberta government will walk back legislation if doctors approve new contract, documents show
If Alberta doctors ratify a proposed new agreement with the provincial government, the government has pledged to reverse a controversial legislative change, say documents obtained by CBC News.
Here are the 4 people who Trump and the DOJ proposed to be the special master to review the Mar-a-Lago documents
Police presence outside Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate on August 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Florida. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee A judge granted Trump's request for a special master to review the Mar-a-Lago materials. The DOJ is appealing the decision, but each side submitted its picks on Friday. A new court filing showed each proposed two people. […]
The British Parliament knew its now-deleted TikTok could be ‘controversial’ because of the app’s links to China, internal documents show
The British Parliament launched a TikTok account in July 2022, but deleted it within days after lawmakers protested about the app's links to China. Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The UK Parliament deleted its TikTok account after lawmakers protested. Internal communications obtained by Insider reveal that it expected it would be controversial. It suggested […]
White House documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home included secret information about a foreign government’s nuclear defense capabilities, The Washington Post reports
This image contained in a court filing by the Department of Justice on Aug. 30, 2022, and redacted by in part by the FBI, shows a photo of documents seized during the Aug. 8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Department of Justice via AP Before the FBI […]
GOP Rep. Michael McCaul says Trump has a ‘different set of rules’ regarding the declassification of documents
Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images McCaul says "a different set of rules" applies to Trump regarding the declassification of documents. While on ABC, McCaul said he wouldn't personally transport such materials to his residence. Trump last month claimed that he declassified the documents that were found at Mar-a-Lago. GOP Rep. Michael McCaul […]
Documents from the empty folders seized in the Mar-a-Lago raid could ‘already’ be ‘with someone else,’ legal expert says
Documents seized by FBI at Mar-a-Lago. Department of Justice The FBI recovered dozens of empty folders in the Mar-a-Lago probe, according to a court filing. Nearly 100 folders marked "classified" or "return to staff secretary" turned up empty in the raid. The contents of each folder might be "nowhere to be found because they are […]
Classified government documents like the ones the FBI took from Trump have distinctive covers that are tough to miss. Here’s what they look like.
Documents considered classified by the government use covers such as these under a 1953 executive order for “protection in the interests of national defense” in Washington, June 23, 1971. Anonymous/Associated Press Cover labels for classified government documents are bright blue, red, and orange. Each cover instructs handlers to "protect it from unauthorized disclosure" for "national […]
The FBI seized 11 sets of classified documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago. Here’s what classified documents are.
Getty Images // James Devaney/GC Images The FBI retrieved several boxes of classified documents from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort last month. Classified documents are sensitive materials that require legal protections to ensure national security. There are three levels of classification in the US: confidential, secret, and top secret. Federal agents seized 11 sets of classified documents […]