Now that it has clearly been established that disgraced former president Donald Trump did indeed have classified and top secret documents at his Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago golf resort, the question is being raised: Could the twice-impeached ex-president also have such material at his other properties, and wouldn’t that present a massive national security risk to the United States?
Two former aides to Trump say they believe Trump does indeed still have classified information in his possession.
Michael Cohen, who served as personal attorney to Trump for several years, weighed in on Twitter.
“I have been saying this since the @FBI raid…I believe #Trump has copies, potentially other documents as well, at other locations including his children’s homes, Weisselberg’s florida home, Bedminster, NJ golf course, Fifth Avenue apartment, etc…”
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton echoed Cohen’s comments, telling Sky News:
“I just think it’s important that everybody, whether they’re pro-Trump or anti-Trump or whatever their position is to try and take a deep breath here. Let this process play out. You know, the filing that was done last night in the United States that included that picture that you’ve shown there and a lot of information about the documents and about Trump’s ‘obstruction,’ is the word they use, the refusal to turn them over to the National Archives, is revealing bit by bit the seriousness of the case and we don’t know all the details yet.”
Bolton also said talk about the Justice Department not being independent needs to end: