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Former US President Donald Trump on Monday asked a court to appoint an independent expert to review documents seized by the FBI during a search of his Florida home, to determine whether some of between them can remain confidential.
This search, carried out by the federal police on August 8 and unprecedented for a former head of state, was illegal and unconstitutional, and we are doing everything work to recover the documents, he said in a statement.
In a court document where he repeats that he was targeted for political reasons, the ex-president wants the appointment of an independent expert who would be responsible for reviewing the documents seized and determining which Mr. Trump can kept confidential, and therefore would not be used in investigations.
They took documents protected by client-attorney confidentiality, he added in his press release.
The list of objects seized by the FBI, made public, mentions numerous documents classified as top secret.
Investigators suspect the Republican of having violated an American law on espionage which very strictly regulates the possession of confidential documents. Donald Trump has assured that these documents have been declassified.
The government has treated President Donald Trump unfairly for a long time, write his lawyers in the court document, claiming that' he is the favorite in the Republican primary for the 2024 presidential election as well as in the presidential election itself if he decides to run.
Justice does not can be used for political purposes, they still say.
Donald Trump is also the target of investigations into his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and on his role in his supporters' assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
He is not currently being prosecuted in any case.< /p>