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Mark Elias, Hillary Clinton's top attorney for his 2016 presidential campaign, said on Monday,former President Trump, following his investigation by the FBI, will be in 2024. said he could be disqualified from running again at the White House. he lives in florida.
FBI agents Monday sought classified documents Trump allegedly took from the White House when he resigned as president in 2021. Executed a search warrant for property. Archives, according to government officials.
This led Elias to cite Section 18, Section 2071 of the U.S. Code, highlighting that Trump may be barred from returning to public office. as Supreme Commander.
"The media is missing a really, really big reason why today's raid could be a big hit in American politics," Elias tweeted. 18} Mr. Trump describes Marlago home in Florida "under siege" by FBI agents
Former President Trump's Maralago resort was raided by the FBI on Monday, he said in a statement.
Elias points to passages from Title 18, United States Code, Section 2071, stating: knowingly and unlawfully concealing, deleting, mutilating, erasing, altering or destroying them, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than three years, or both, You shall lose your position and be disqualified from serving with United. state.
But legal challenges could makeefforts to prevent Trump from running again under the code,Elias said. In a follow-up tweet, he pointed out.
"Yes, I am aware that applying this law to the President will be legally challenged (because entitlements are constitutionally mandated). But the idea that a candidate must file a lawsuit while campaigning is, in my view, "a blockbuster in American politics," he wrote. The Presidential Records Act requires the Office of the President to preserve certain documents.
The president was removed from Mar-a-Lago earlier this year, according to the National Archives. Fifteen boxes of records contain classified national security documents.
- FBI raid on A-LAGO;
Donald Trump leaves NYC after FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago resort (Felipe Ramales/Fox News Digital)
The agency will also investigate whether the former president violated federal law in handling records.
"NARA staff are in contact with the Department of Justice because the [National Archives and Records Administration] identified classified information in the box," said then-U.S. archivist David Ferriero wrote in a letter to Congress.
Trump issued a statement on Monday,announcing an FBI raid,that the federal government had searched his property. accused of
Former Trump bureaucrat Michael Caputo denounces FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago: 'genuine constitutional crisis'
Donald Trump said hours after the FBI raided him Featured in a new campaign-style ad posted on his Truth Social account. Mar-a-Lago private property in Florida. (Donald Trump/Truth Social)
"Never before has a US President done anything like this," Trump wrote. "After working with relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was neither necessary nor appropriate."
"This is prosecutorial misconduct and judicial It is the weaponization of the system, an attack by the radical left Democrats who, especially based on recent polls, are desperate to run for president in 2024, and who will likewise do so in the next midterm elections. We will do anything to stop the Republicans and Conservatives in the United States," he continued, adding, "Such an attack could only happen in a broken Third World country."
FBI allegedly looking for classified documents Donald Trump's private property after raids on his vast estate.(Alon Skuy/Fox News Digital)
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According to a forthcoming book by The New York Times' Maggie Haberman, who obtained the photos, Trump regularly took Oval Office documents to the White House bathroom during his tenure. It is said that it was washed away. He is said to show a stack of paper in the restroom.