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Trump’s legal team defends that seized confidential documents were “safe” in his home

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The legal team of former U.S. President Donald Trump has defended Wednesday that the storage of confidential information contained in classified documents recovered from his Florida home in Mar-a-Lago “should never have been cause for alarm”, since they were “safe” in his residence.

“The purported justification for the initiation of this criminal investigation was the alleged discovery of sensitive information contained in the 15 boxes of presidential records. But this ‘discovery0 was entirely foreseeable given the very nature of the presidential records,” the team of lawyers has stated in a filing accessed by ‘The Washington Post’.

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“Simply put, the notion that the presidential records would contain sensitive information should never have been cause for alarm,” the text wields.

Trump’s lawyers argue that under the Presidential Records Act, the Archives should have followed through with a good faith effort to secure the retrieval of the presidential records, rather than referring a criminal investigation to the Justice Department, according to CNN.

The filing comes after the U.S. Department of Justice responded Tuesday night to Trump’s appeal of the inspection of his home, arguing that a leak of the documents would “significantly harm important government interests, including national security interests.”

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Trump’s claim that authorities were wrong to be alarmed by his possession of classified material has come after the Justice Department said Trump had “some of the nation’s most sensitive secrets” in his home, including secrets obtained from “clandestine human sources,” as reported by ‘The Hill’.

“All presidential records seized pursuant to the search warrant belong to the United States, not to the former president,” the Justice Department maintained in a statement.

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