8/18/2022

FBI/TRUMP ADMIN: “When FBI agents found top secret documents at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, the former president and his staff claimed the docs were actually declassified by a mysterious ‘standing’ declassification rule. Now, the feds are investigating Trump’s alibi to see if anyone besides Trump heard about it.

Two people familiar with the matter tell Rolling Stone that the FBI has begun asking former Trump administration officials whether they’ve heard of the so-called ‘standing order’ Trump claims to have given…

John Bolton, who served as Trump’s national security adviser from 2018 to 2019, told The New York Times he was unaware of any such order and called the assertion ‘almost certainly a lie.'”

-Adam Rawnsley and Asawin Suebsaeng, “FBI Questioning Trump’s National Security Staff About His Top Secret Document Alibi,” rollingstone.com, August 18, 2022