Trump claims he can’t be prosecuted for hoarding secret papers and claims Secret Service were watching over them

Donald Trump has claimed that he cannot be prosecuted for hoarding secret papers amid the ongoing criminal investigation into the former president’s Florida estate from where a

tranche of documents were recovered last month. “You mentioned the word ‘prosecute’. I don’t... I don’t think this is prosecutable. Under the Presidential records Act, there

is no retribution or prosecution. You’re supposed to negotiate...,” Mr Trump said in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday, calling the situation

“unfair”. He went ahead and claimed that the Secret Service were watching over the documents. “We’re talking about the documents that have been watched over to a certain

extent and I would say to a large extent by the secret service if you think about it. But I can’t imagine…” the former president said. “You used the word prosecution, I

don’t hear the word prosecution,” Mr Trump said, but was told by the news anchor that the authorities did not raid anyone else’s house but his. “But I don’t see how they can

prosecute me,” the former president continued. Trump: You mentioned the word the prosecute. I don’t think this is prosecutable. I don’t see how they could prosecute me.

pic.twitter.com/ylaVqccL6z— Acyn (@Acyn) September 22, 2022 Around 11,000 documents were seized by the FBI last month — including 100 that bore classification marking — in a

court-authorised search of the former president’s house-turned-Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago. The FBI launched a criminal investigation to probe whether the records were

mishandled or compromised.