FBI Admits to Bringing Props to Stage Crime Scene Photos at Mar-a-Lago

In a bombshell admission by the prosecutors working for Special Counsel Jack Smith, it has been revealed that the FBI brought fake props to its raid of Mar-a-Lago in order to stage the “crime scene” photos which were then widely publicized.

As reported by the Daily Caller, lead Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor Jay Bratt admitted in a new court filing that the cover sheets reading “Top Secret” were brought on the raid by the FBI and placed over the tops of the documents before they were photographed. This would constitute tampering with evidence, as well as staging fake photos to generate public outrage as if the documents possessed by President Trump were clearly marked as confidential.

“[If] the investigative team found a document with classification markings, it removed the document, segregated it, and replaced it with a placeholder sheet,” Bratt confessed in a new filing. “The investigative team used classified cover sheets for that purpose.”

In addition, both the Special Counsel’s team and the defense team for President Trump have confirmed that the documents that were initially seized have since become mixed up and are now out of order, despite prior claims by the prosecution that they were preserved exactly as they had been found.

“Following defense counsel’s review of the physical boxes…and the documents produced in classified discovery, defense counsel has learned that the cross-reference provided by the Special Counsel’s Office does not contain accurate information,” wrote Waltine Nauta, defense attorney for President Trump.

Bratt had previously claimed in an August 2022 court filing that “thirteen boxes or containers contained documents with classification markings, and in all, over one hundred unique documents with classification markings…were seized. Certain of the documents had colored cover sheets indicating their classification status.”

The case against President Trump over allegedly possessing classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida is one of four legal battles that the former president and current presidential frontrunner is facing. His trial in New York City, regarding an alleged non-disclosure agreement with former porn actress Stormy Daniels, is currently underway.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 1: Special Prosecutor Jack Smith addresses reporters after his grand jury has issued more indictments of former President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)