FBI found more than 10,000 government documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

FBI found more than 10,000 government documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
FBI found more than 10,000 government documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
  • FBI agents found more than 10,000 government documents during their search of Mar-a-Lago last month.
  • Among the discoveries were more than 100 classified folders and 48 empty folders marked “CLASSIFIED”.
  • The documents were seized during the FBI’s search of Trump’s property in Florida last month.
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Federal agents uncovered more than 10,000 government documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, according to a recently released inventory.

In a court filing on Friday, the Justice Department released the most detailed inventory yet of the items that were recovered by FBI agents during their Aug. 8 search of Trump’s southern resort town. from Florida.

FBI agents found more than 100 classified documents – which included markings that read “CONFIDENTIAL”, “SECRET” or “TOP SECRET” – and more than 10,700 unclassified documents or photos.

Among the items were 48 empty folders marked “CLASSIFIED”.

In addition to government documents, FBI agents also recovered hundreds of newspaper, magazine and press articles, print media, as well as photographs, clothing, gifts and books interspersed with the files.

“The investigative team has reviewed the documents seized as part of its ongoing investigation, assessing the relevance and character of each item seized and making preliminary decisions on investigative avenues suggested or warranted by the character and nature of the item seized. nature of items seized,” the DOJ wrote. in a letter accompanying the inventory.

The letter continued: “The seized materials will continue to be used to further the government’s investigation, and the investigation team will continue to use and assess the seized materials as it takes further investigation. other investigative measures.”

A federal judge ruled on Thursday to unseal a status report from the team investigating Trump’s handling of information regarding the country’s national security. The judge did not rule on a request by Trump’s legal team to appoint a special master to sift through evidence collected by FBI agents and determine whether any should be returned to Trump.

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