Posted BY: Breitbart
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is under fire for a recent photo that showcased documents the Bureau seized from Mar-a-Lago scattered across the floor, leading some to call out the photos for being “staged.”
The photo was included in a DOJ filing submitted late Tuesday that opposed former President Donald Trump’s request for an independent review of the documents the FBI seized from his estate earlier this month.
The photo, which showed several redacted documents and others that were marked “TOP SECRET,” quickly made its way to social media after the DOJ submitted its filing to Federal Judge Aileen M. Cannon.
“DOJ wins daily PR battle with photo of classified documents strewn across floor at Mar-a-Lago,” Washington Examiner chief political correspondent Byron York noted. “Story is Trump alleged mis-handling of classified documents, and just look at them — scattered all over the floor! Can you believe it?”
York then shared a screenshot of a tweet from verified user Cheri Jacobus who posted the DOJ photo and said, “This is how Trump stored Top Secret material he stole.”
DOJ wins daily PR battle with photo of classified documents strewn across floor at Mar-a-Lago. Story is Trump alleged mis-handling of classified documents, and just look at them — scattered all over the floor! Can you believe it? 1/11 pic.twitter.com/NQfzjCacY2— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 31, 2022
FBI photo of documents strewn on floor implies Trump behaved carelessly with government documents. In fact it's the FBI that placed the documents on the floor for a staged photo. You too could be the victim of this kind of dishonest "law enforcement." Be warned. #FBI— Betsy McCaughey, PhD (@Betsy_McCaughey) August 31, 2022
It was all declassified papers (not accessible digitally) and kept in a former President’s office – guarded by the United States Secret Service.— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) August 31, 2022
Hillary was never President, her documents were never declassified and were all available digitally ONLINE for hackers. https://t.co/SXUVm5EbVi
The DOJ created a propaganda photo. Why couldn’t Trump’s lawyers be present if the DOJ was going to create photo shoots and publish documents all over the internet? If we can see these documents, why couldn’t Trump’s attorneys?— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) August 31, 2022