A former CIA director and MSNBC contributor suggested that former President Donald Trump be put to death over nuclear documents late Thursday.
MSNBC contributor Michael Beschloss tweeted a photo of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, two Americans convicted of conspiring to send U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union and received the death penalty in 1953. The tweet said, “Rosenbergs were convicted for giving U.S. nuclear secrets to Moscow and were executed in June 1953.”
Former CIA director and four-star Air Force General Michael Hayden said, “Sounds about right.”
The post follows accusations that Trump had nuclear documents at Mar-a-Lago. Shane Harris of the Washington Post broke the news regarding the supposed nuclear records transported to Mar-a-Lago by Trump. The story lacks detailed specifics on these nuclear materials other than reporting that the FBI wanted them in the Monday raid on the former president’s house. Harris did not describe the supposed nuclear document in a CNN appearance Friday.
Harris stated on CNN that “we” believe that among these confidential documents the FBI was seeking are nuclear weapons documents. He said they’re very clear in this report. They don’t know if that relates to U.S. nuclear weapons, the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal, or research or knowledge on other countries’ nuclear weapons.
He said that they believe this material, which would be among the most closely guarded secrets in the U.S. government, appears to have created enough worry to warrant this extraordinary search of the former president’s residence.
Trump’s attorney Christina Bobb put skepticism on the charges on “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News, stating that she hasn’t been told by the president what nuclear materials may have been stored there. She doesn’t think there were any.
Trump announced the raid on Monday. Agents raided the property and searched for White House documents transported to Mar-a-Lago. The probe is related to 15 boxes of supposedly classified records requested by the National Archives and Record Administration.
The FBI recovered 11 sets of sensitive documents, including several marked top secret, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland revealed Thursday that he “personally supported” the Department of Justice (DOJ) obtaining a search warrant of the residence, which Judge Bruce Reinhart granted.
Former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said the informant who told the FBI about possible secret information at Mar-a-Lago had to be “extremely close” to the former president.