Fox News host Eric Shawn on Sunday raised the possibility that Donald Trump could have tried to sell or share the highly classified material to the Russians or to the Saudis after the FBI found several “top secret” documents during its search of Trump’s Florida residence.
“And more questions are being raised this morning. Did former President Trump try to sell or share the highly classified material to the Russians or to the Saudis or others?” Shawn asked.
“Or were the documents innocently mishandled and stored because he thought he had a legal right to have them?” he added an interview with the intelligence analyst Rebekah Koffler.
Shawn also pointed to reports from Russian state media that the materials might have been leaked to parties in Russia.
Koffler replied that Putin may have already seen those documents. Watch:
Fox News host Eric Shawn can't contain his contempt for President Trump.
This morning he asked Rebekah Koffler about the idea of Trump selling nuke secrets to Russia and suggested that Putin has seen the documents. pic.twitter.com/LiqG4oSUw4
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) August 14, 2022
Shawn’s comments came amid a wave of pushback from some Fox News hosts against the former president and his allies over the Mar-a-Lago raid.
The FBI removed 11 sets of classified documents — some of which were marked top secret and concerned nuclear weapons from Mar-a-Lago, according to multiple reports. The Justice Department is now investigating whether Trump broke three federal laws, including the Espionage Act.