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Trump’s ‘Planted Evidence’ Claim Unlikely to Stand in Court (3)

Aug. 12, 2022, 1:32 PM

Donald Trump and his supporters are ratcheting up their baseless claim that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents may have “planted” evidence when they searched his Mar-a-Lago home for missing White House records. But those claims are unlikely to stand up in court.

“Planting information anyone?” Trump said Friday in a social-media post criticizing the FBI for not allowing his lawyers to witness the search. In the post, Trump also denied a Washington Post report that the information sought by the FBI included records related to nuclear weapons.

In an effort to calm the outcry from Trump allies about the Monday ...