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Forget the mole, Donald Trump’s team just royally screwed him in broad daylight

Donald Trump is reportedly having a hard time retaining the “best people” to represent him as he faces multiple lawsuits and a federal investigation, but the latest move from Trumpworld has everyone wondering if his team is even awake at the wheel.

On Monday night, one of Trump’s official representatives for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) released a May 10 letter that legal experts say is incredibly damning.

Conservative journalist John Solomon posted the document on his website,, prompting utterly baffled responses from folks who are following the saga closely.

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The letter was sent to Trump’s lawyers by NARA, and confirms that the former president took highly classified materials with him to Mar-a-Lago.

“As you are no doubt aware, NARA had ongoing communications with the former President’s representatives throughout 2021 about what appeared to be missing Presidential records, which resulted in the transfer of 15 boxes of records to NARA in January 2022,” the letter reads. “In its initial review of materials within those boxes, NARA identified items marked as classified national security information, up to the level of Top Secret and including Sensitive Compartmented Information and Special Access Program materials. NARA informed the Department of Justice about that discovery, which prompted the Department to ask the President to request that NARA provide the FBI with access to the boxes at issue so that the FBI and others in the Intelligence Community could examine them.”

Experts were astounded by the move — here’s what they’re saying:

Attorney Bradley Moss:

University of Law Prof. Steve Vladeck:

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti:

Tufts Professor Daniel Drezner:

Washington Post reporter Olivier Knox:

The Daily Beast correspondent Justin Baragona:

Attorney Teri Kanefield:

Attorney Uche Nwakudu:

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The letter comes a day after legal analyst Marcy Wheeler pointed out multiple admissions of Espionage Act violations in Trump’s appeal for a court-appointed reviewer of the documents taken from his residence:

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