Trump Takes Aim at National Archives During Interview

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – During a recent interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier, former President Donald Trump accused the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) of potentially being involved in the Mar-a-Lago raid last August. According to Fox News, Trump referred to NARA as a “radical left group” and suggested that they may have tampered with the boxes seized during the raid.

Throughout the interview, Trump reiterated his claim that he was a victim of a Justice Department that had been “weaponized” against him, emphasizing his innocence in the federal case brought against him. This marked Trump’s first television interview since his federal indictment. He mentioned the situation with President Joe Biden on multiple occasions, pointing out that classified documents had been discovered in Biden’s former office and residence.

Trump criticized NARA, saying that the organization may have inserted classified documents into the boxes seized from his Mar-a-Lago residence. He highlighted the absence of his team during the raid, implying that he had no knowledge of the items confiscated. Trump contended that this treatment was unprecedented for a U.S. President. He also said that he had planned to personally examine the boxes as they contained personal belongings, including items such as “golf shirts” and “shoes,” which he hastily packed upon leaving the White House in 2021. He further asserted that previous Presidents had taken items from the White House when their administration ended, but due to the rush, he had not yet been able to turn over the boxes to NARA until he could sort through them himself.

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