A group that wants to eliminate nuclear weapons says the FBI's seizure of documents at Mar-a-Lago highlights vulnerabilities in global security: 'We really have no idea what was going on inside Trump's head'




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  • 2022-08-14 04:29:13Z
  • By Business Insider
 
US President Donald Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear deal, in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2018.
US President Donald Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear deal, in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2018.  
  • ICAN says the FBI's seizure highlights the vulnerability of global security.

  • "There's no room for error," says Alicia Sanders-Zakre, a policy research coordinator with ICAN.

  • Federal agents took classified documents from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home.

An international group that wants to eliminate nuclear weapons says the FBI's seizure of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, which could contain nuclear information, highlights the vulnerability of global security.

Alicia Sanders-Zakre, a policy research coordinator with The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), said the organization is concerned that the presence of potentially sensitive material could be exposed to those who normally wouldn't have access to this kind of documentation.

"I think we really have no idea what was going on inside Trump's head and that's all the more terrifying because at one point he had control over all of the US's nuclear weapons. So I think it shows that we can't rely on anybody to control weapons that can destroy the world 10 times over," she told Insider.

On Monday, federal agents took 11 sets of classified documents after searching former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. According to The Wall Street Journal, some of the records the FBI seized were marked top secret and only meant to be stored in special government facilities.

In a statement released Friday, Trump didn't deny a Washington Post report saying documents with information about nuclear weapons were part of the search. In another statement that day, he denied the claim.

"Nuclear weapons issue is a Hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a Hoax, two Impeachments were a Hoax, the Mueller investigation was a Hoax, and much more. Same sleazy people involved," the statement said.

When asked whether Trump's response appeared to confirm that nuclear documents were uncovered, a former Justice Department official told Insider, "sounds like it."

Sanders-Zakre said the event is a matter of global concern.

"It really underscores the fact that nuclear weapons are too dangerous for any country or person to be able to control," she told Insider. "There's no room for error. I think that's what's so terrifying about them is that we know that humans aren't perfect. And sometimes you have somebody who doesn't follow the protocols, who, like Trump might make a mistake in terms of how to conduct foreign affairs."

The Department of Justice is investigating whether Trump violated three federal laws, including the Espionage Act when he moved government documents from the White House to Mar-a-Lago upon leaving office.

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