Hosts on Russia’s state-owned Russia-1 television channel said that officials in Moscow have already been “studying” top secret and other classified documents the FBI sought through a search warrant of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort home.
With the approval of Attorney General Merrick Garland, the FBI raided Trump’s Florida residence looking for top secret and sensitive compartmentalized information, as well as other classified documents, on Monday. The Washington Post reported on Thursday that records related to nuclear weapons were sought by the federal agents, but Trump described that reporting as a “hoax.”
Russia-1 reported on the raid in a segment shared on Twitter late Friday evening by Julia Davis, a columnist for The Daily Beast and the creator of the Russian Media Monitor. During the segment, state-run television host Evgeny Popov mentioned the reporting about nuclear weapons.
“Turns out that the investigation against Trump has to do with the disappearance of secret documents from the White House, related to the development of nuclear weapons by the U.S.,” Popov said. “The FBI isn’t saying what kinds of weapons, or what they found in Trump’s estate. Obviously, if there were any important documents, they’ve been studying them in Moscow for a while.”
“What’s the point of searching?” Popov then asked, suggesting that protecting the classified information was already a useless endeavor.