Trump keeps documents secret for fear that Biden will erase them

Trump said he kept the Russian documents secret for fear Biden would destroy them.

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R. Gelfenstein — Donald Trump reportedly told his close aides he was "concerned" that the Biden administration, which he called a "deep state," was "crushing," burying or destroying "evidence" that could prove the Republican leader was "wronged."

A declassified U.S. Justice Department memo in August said the former president had not been prosecuted in the Russian investigation because his actions did not constitute an obstacle to justice.

During his final days in the White House, Trump and his team pushed for the documents to be declassified, fearing that newspapers might uncover a conspiracy against them, Rolling Stone reported.

The news comes a month after the FBI seized a series of confidential documents, including nuclear secrets from an unidentified foreign country, from the 45th president's compound and residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.

Although the contents of the documents are largely unknown, Trump said he believed federal agents broke into his home to find "Russian deception" material.

"I think they thought it had something to do with russian deception," Trump said. "They were worried that there were things there, some of their scams."

Former Pentagon chief of staff Kash Patel says Trump asked him for "help recovering and publishing" the "Russiagate document" that the White House lawyer sent to the National Archives over the course of the administration's final days. of.

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