FBI search finds Top Secret Nuclear related documents at Trump mansion
The US Justice Department announced FBI agents have found eleven sets of classified documents, with some being top secret in Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida while executing a search warrant this week.
The warrant was publicly released following a federal judge's order. It states that investigators had probable cause to believe Trump had violated three federal statutes including violating the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice, and, criminal handling of government records.
Media reports say the FBI search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence was carried out in order to find possible classified materials related to US nuclear weapons.
Trump however rejected the report and called it a hoax and claimed he had stored no classified information.
The unprecedented raid on the residence of the former US president provoked a backlash from leading Republicans describing the move as politically motivated.
The Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, said the search of Trump's property was another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against the regime's political opponents.
Elsewhere, Florida Senator Marco Rubio stated that Biden is using his power to persecute Trump, while the White House has denied the allegation, saying it had been unaware of the search before it took place.
Moreover, there have been growing threats in recent days against FBI agents and offices across the country.
On Thursday, a man who tried to breach the FBI Cincinnati office was shot and killed by police after he fled the scene. Law enforcement officials say the man may have been present at the January 6 Riot.
Right after news of the FBI search of Mara Lago broke out there was an unprecedented spike in tweets referencing Civil War. Analysts and reporters say this is alarmingly similar to the activities in the lead up to the January 6 attack on the Capitol.