Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday (October 4) asked the US Supreme Court to intervene in the case related to the documents seized this summer at his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
The republican billionaire has sent an urgent appeal to the High Court to prevent the Ministry of Justice from examining a hundred documents marked as “seized”, seized on this occasion. This appeal does not concern the legitimacy of the spectacular August search carried out by the federal police in Mar-a-Lago, and it does not address any question of merit. He is only challenging a decision by an appeals court that authorized the ministry to examine these documents without waiting for the conclusions of an independent expert, tasked with examining the 11,000 documents seized.
The Supreme Court, which was profoundly reviewed by Donald Trump during his tenure, is not obliged to grant his appeal. Although he has six out of nine Conservative magistrates, he has already inflicted setbacks on him, including refusing to support him in his post-election crusade.
“Retention of Confidential Documents” and “Obstruction of a Federal Investigation”
This new legal battle affects the White House archives. When he left power in January 2021, Donald Trump took whole boxes of documents. However, a 1978 law requires any American president to forward all of his emails, letters, and other business documents to the national archives. In January 2020 he finally gave them fifteen boxes. After examining them, the federal police, however, estimated that he probably kept more at his luxurious residence in Mar-a-Lago. The FBI agents first went there in June and were convinced that not all the documents had been delivered to them. On 8 August, they carried out an unprecedented search on the basis of an arrest warrant “Conservation of classified documents” And “obstruct a federal investigation”and seized about thirty other boxes.
Since Donald Trump flirting with the idea of running for a new term in 2024, it is rumored “persecuted” politically and guarantees that the seized documents are personal or declassified. He is also being sued in civil court by the New York court, which accuses him of manipulating his group’s assets to obtain better loans or reduce taxes.