Trump claims he took only classified folders to Mar-a-Lago as 'a cool keepsake'
January 20, 2023
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed that he took only folders for classified documents as "a cool keepsake" and accused "Trump-hating" feds of planting top secret documents to frame him.
Trump sought to downplay the scandal surrounding his taking hundreds of classified documents to Mar-a-Lago by focusing on the scores of empty folders found by FBI agents in an explosive Aug. 8 search.
"These were ordinary, inexpensive folders with various words printed on them, but they were a cool keepsake," Trump wrote in a post on his social media site. "Perhaps the Gestapo took some of these empty folders when they Raided Mar-a-Lago, & counted them as a document, which they are not."