Alina Habba, an attorney for former President Donald Trump, accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of purposely spreading documents across the floor inside Mar-a-Lago during a Wednesday interview.
A newly-released photograph showed documents labeled as classified or top secret laid out on a patterned carpet inside Mar-a-Lago. Habba accused the FBI of purposely laying out declassified documents that were still labeled as classified or top secret.
“They laid this picture out so you would assume, and I’m somebody who has been — and the press loves to talk about this, especially today — I’m somebody that has been in [Trump’s] office, I’ve seen it. This is not the way his office looks. They give you this appearance that you walk in and there’s these top-secret documents just strewn about,” she said. “They don’t understand, something could be marked top secret, could be marked classified. The Presidential Records Act, he would have said ‘This is declassified,’ [but] it doesn’t get a new marking all the time. He’s left the office, it is a complete public spectacle and I’m not really gonna stand by it anymore.”
“I personally have gotten intimidated, people have tried to intimidate me, it’s not gonna work,” she continued.