Former U.S. President Donald Trump said on social media on Friday that the “nuclear weapons issue is a hoax,” responding to a Washington Post report that FBI agents sought documents on nuclear matters in a search of his home in Florida.
It was not clear if any such documents were recovered at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago compound in Palm Beach, the Post said. Reuters could not immediately confirm the report.
The US Justice Department asked a judge on Thursday to make public the warrant that authorized the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago, after Trump, a Republican, called the move political retaliation.
Trump said Friday morning on his Truth Social social media platform that the “nuclear weapons issue is a hoax,” equating it to controversies involving Russia, the two impeachments against him and the investigation of a special prosecutor.
“Same sleazy people involved,” he said.