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FBI Mar-a-Lago List Shows Classifieds Mixed With Empty Unclassified Files

FBI Mar-a-Lago List Shows Classifieds Mixed With Empty Unclassified Files
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Former President Donald Trump mixed classified and unclassified documents in boxes at his Florida residence and had several empty folders marked with “classification,” according to an inventory list released Friday morning that further describes what FBI agents recovered during their search in March. -a-Lago last month.

A federal judge — with the approval of Trump’s legal team and Justice Department lawyers — ordered Thursday that the inventory list be unsealed. The 11-page document provides the most detailed view yet of the government documents Trump kept with him in Florida after he left the White House and the seemingly haphazard way he stored them.

Previously released court documents had revealed that Trump had 11 sets of classified documents, some of which were marked “top secret”, meaning their exposure could pose an “exceptionally grave danger” to national security. The more detailed inventory provides additional information on how these sensitive documents were stored, often mixed with other items in some of the 27 boxes seized by the FBI on August 8.

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Box No. 25, for example, contains 76 magazines and articles published in 2016 and 2017. Mixed with these press clippings was a government document with a “confidential” classification marking and another with a “secret” classification marking. according to inventory. listing.

The box also contained 20 unclassified government documents and photographs, according to the court filing. And there was an empty folder with a “CLASSIFIED” banner on it. It’s unclear if Trump and his associates took the White House file without any documents, or if any documents were in the file but later deleted.

In box #2, for example, taken from Trump’s office, there were 43 empty folders with classified banners; 28 empty file folders labeled “Return to Staff Secretary/Military Auxiliary”; 24 government documents marked confidential, secret or top secret; 99 press articles and other print media; and 69 unclassified government documents or photos.

Analysis: Photo of classified documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, annotated

A notice filed with the inventory says the Justice Department has already reviewed every item seized from Trump that is not potentially covered by solicitor-client privilege. He says the assessment of the evidence will continue as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into how the presidential documents were handled.

“The seized materials will continue to be used to further the government’s investigation, and the investigation team will continue to use and evaluate the seized materials as they take further investigative steps. investigation, such as additional witness interviews and grand jury practice,” the court said. bed.

“Furthermore, all evidence relating to items seized – including, but not limited to, the nature and manner in which they were stored, as well as any evidence relating to particular documents or items of interest – will inform the government investigation.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.


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