After the FBI seized boxes of U.S. documents from Mar-a-Lago — some of them labeled “top secret” — former President Donald Trump claimed he had a “standing order” that documents “taken to the residence were deemed to be declassified.” Numerous experts say that isn’t plausible.
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Social Media, Politicians Make Unfounded Claims of Politicized Mar-a-Lago Search
FBI agents searched the home of former President Donald Trump in Florida on Aug. 8 looking for presidential records and classified materials that were improperly removed from the White House. Social media posts claiming the FBI search was politically motivated have been swirling online, despite there being no evidence that President Joe Biden “had his department of justice’s FBI raid” Trump’s home, as one viral post claimed.
Q&A on the FBI’s Search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home
Trump Rally Photo Is From 2020, Not Recent Wisconsin Rally, as Social Media Posts Claim
Unraveling Trump’s Unsubstantiated Claim of ‘Crooked’ Nursing Home Votes
Georgia Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Spouts Inaccurate ‘Bad Air’ Theory of Climate Change
Post Misleadingly Equates 2016 Democratic Effort to Trump’s 2020 ‘Alternate Electors’
After the 2016 presidential election, some progressive Democrats tried to convince electors for Donald Trump to switch their Electoral College votes to Hillary Clinton. But a conservative commentator misleadingly claimed in a social media post that the Democrats were “calling for alternate electors” — as Trump did after losing the 2020 election.
Trump Ignored Aides, Repeated False Fraud Claims
At the second hearing of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, former President Donald Trump’s top aides testified that they told him his claims of election fraud were baseless. What Trump characterized as “fraud” was just part of the “normal process,” as former Attorney General William Barr said in one instance.