On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump argued that many of the classified documents that had been retrieved from his Mar-a-Lago home were in fact “empty folders.” He argued that this was completely different from the documents found in President Joe Biden’s home and his former office.
In November, Trump officially launched his campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Recently he took to his social media platform Truth Social to call out the “Injustice Department.”
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home was raided by FBI agents in August 2022. During the raid, hundreds of classified documents were recovered. Similarly, in November, classified documents were found in President Biden’s former office in Washington, D.C. Since then, additional documents were found in Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home as well.
Trump said in his post that “Many of the so-called ‘documents’ that the ‘Gestapo’ took in the Raid of Mar-a-Lago, unlike the ‘No Raids of Biden,’ were merely inexpensive and very common folders with words such as ‘Presidential Reading,’ ‘Confidential,’ ‘Classified,’ or other words stamped on the front cover.”
He added that there was nothing within the folders as all of the documents that they had previously contained were handed out during the Oval Office meetings. After a meeting was over, the empty folders were left behind. Trump had decided to keep them as mementos of his time in the Oval Office.
He noted that there was nothing wrong with what he did, as these were not actually documents.