Washington Post: Trump’s decision to keep documents in residence was dictated by his ego
MOSCOW, November 15 – RIA Novosti. Investigators in the US have concluded that former President Donald Trump’s decision to keep official documents at the Mar-a-Lago residence was dictated by his ego, as well as his desire to keep the materials as trophies or mementos. Washington Post with reference to sources.
Citing unnamed sources, the publication said, “Federal agents and prosecutors concluded that former President Donald Trump, who allegedly took and hid classified documents, was mainly due to his ego and desire to keep these materials as trophies or mementos.”
According to the newspaper’s sources, federal officials reviewed official documents for any patterns or similarities in the information they contained. But nothing was found during the check. Interviews with witnesses did not point to “Trump’s despicable attempts to sell or use official documents,” the sources said. Instead, sources say the former president was motivated by a simpler desire not to give up on what he thought was his.
According to Trump’s advisers, the former president has repeatedly said that “the materials belong to him, not the government.”
According to the newspaper’s other sources, the investigation is ongoing, final conclusions have not yet been reached, and information that may change the understanding of Trump’s motives may come to light. Evidence gathered over several months suggests that the main explanation for Trump’s behavior was his “arrogance and intransigence,” according to the sources.
The FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Largo residence in Florida in early August as part of a trial for the illegal use, theft, and destruction of official materials. US Attorney General Merrick Garland later said he personally authorized a lawsuit to be filed for a search warrant. Law enforcement seized thousands of documents, including various levels of secrecy, down to the highest level. Trump claims to have declassified all documents he took from the White House to a Florida property while he was president, noting that the president could do so “just by thinking”.
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