Judicial documents released on Friday revealed that FBI agents found a number of "highly classified documents" during a raid on former President Donald Trump's home in Florida.
The operation was the last link in a series of accusations of recklessness and violating confidential information even while he was in power, before he lost the presidential elections that took place in late 2020 against his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden (the current president).
Iranian missile site
As president, Trump has the power to unilaterally declassify information.
But some of his actions shocked the American intelligence community.
On August 30, 2019, he revealed in a tweet what is believed to be a secret high-resolution image of an Iranian missile launch site.
"The United States of America was not involved in any catastrophic incident during the final preparations for the launch of the Safir missile carrying a satellite from the Semnan site in Iran," Trump said in the tweet.
On May 10, 2017, Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at the White House.
During the meeting, Trump informed the two Russian officials of intelligence the United States received from an ally in the Middle East about a plan for the Islamic State.
It turned out that the secret intelligence information was from Israel, which was annoyed by Trump's disclosure, according to information published by the media.
nuclear submarine site
In April 2017, Trump told Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that two US nuclear submarines were located off the coast of North Korea, boasting "great firepower," according to the transcript of the call released by the Philippines.
And the US Department of Defense (the Pentagon) rarely reveals the locations of its submarines, which are essential to the US strategic defense force.
secret nuclear weapons
In a 2019 interview, Trump spoke to writer Bob Woodward about unknown US nuclear capabilities, which was either inaccurate information intended to be ostentatious, or highly classified information.
"I built a nuclear and weapons system that no one in this country has ever had," Trump told Woodward, adding, "We have equipment that Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping have never heard of."
Special Forces Operation Details
After the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a US operation in Syria in October 2019, Trump revealed, in the context of bragging about the attack, many details that the Pentagon usually reserves, such as the number of helicopters that participated and how special forces entered al-Baghdadi's residence.
He also revealed that the United States obtained intelligence thanks to the use of phones and the Internet by ISIS.
Former Special Operations Commander Michael Nagata told POLITICO that the information "can contribute to counter-engineering our intelligence tactics by the enemy."
secret with Putin
At the same time, Trump concealed intelligence information from the directors of his country's intelligence services.
In July 2018, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats made no secret of his surprise at the Aspen Security Forum when the presenter leading the conversation told him that the White House had tweeted that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been invited to Washington, and Coats said, "Can you repeat that?" ?".
Coats stated that he was not informed of the substance of a two-hour discussion between Trump and the Russian president three days before that, and said, "I don't know what happened in that meeting."