It Got Worse: Trump Searched For Nuclear Records

This is not an article I thought I would write.

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This is not an article I ever thought I would have to write, but here we are. As my readers will know, I wrote an article earlier this week detailing how the recent search and seizure of Mar-a-Lago was important. However, I never imagined that the issue of nuclear weapons would be a part of this investigation. And yet, the Washington Post reported just that this afternoon, showing that the FBI was searching Trump’s Florida home for documents related to nuclear weapons.

Yes, you read that right. The FBI was looking into whether or not the former president was illegally handling sensitive information involving nuclear weapons.

I wish I could say this was a fantasy world, but considering the multiple news organizations that have confirmed it, it seems like this horrifying reality is, in fact, real. Of course, some will argue this is propaganda, but the idea that any one of these news outlets would risk their credibility or a lawsuit over an allegation such as this when there is such a high level of investment in the case is absurd.

There is, of course, the issue of Trump himself. He has already denied the allegations, calling the allegation “sleazy, on his social media site Truth Social.

Screenshot taken from Trump’s Truth Social Account by Conor Kelly

That denial will undoubtedly ensure that conservatives will attack the allegations against Trump, no matter how much evidence journalists find or how much the Department of Justice brings up against him. Instead, they will likely repeat Trump’s unending grievances as much as they can. But that isn’t new.

What matters here is that the Post found evidence that they felt was strong enough to run an exclusive and put it on the front page of their website. Said report comes in the middle of one of the most historic investigations in American political history, putting their reporting front and center in the public’s mind, meaning the burden of proof would have to exceed the standard that goes into most reporting.

Screenshot of top stories on the Washington Post Website by Conor Kelly

While the report itself does not state whether or not the content concerned American nuclear weapons or other powers’ weapons, the fact that law enforcement was looking at all suggests that the former president and his allies were not as open with the documents they had as previously thought. More importantly, they seemingly didn’t care about the sensitive nature of the documents they had on hand. If true, then Trump is not only in trouble for abusing government records that don’t belong to him but could also run into serious trouble for handling content that threatens national security.

Whatever happens, Trump’s legacy will almost certainly be tainted by this, and his chances of running for public office may be in even more danger. We certainly live in interesting times.

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