October 6, 2022

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They released a list of classified documents found in Donald Trump’s home and revealed how they were stashed

An aerial view of former US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, USA on August 15, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello/File

FBI agents raiding former US President Donald Trump’s home in Florida last month found empty folders marked with classified labels.According to a detailed list of seized items released by the Justice Department on Friday.

Inventory expresses content in general terms 33 boxes taken from office and warehouse in Mar-a-Lago At the time of registration on August 8. Although the inventory does not describe any documents, the extent to which classified information – including Top secret stuff– Placed in boxes and containers at home and mixed with newspapers, magazines, clothing and other personal items.

This was stated by the Department of Justice Mar-a-Lago has no safe place for those sensitive government secretsAnd he says he launched a criminal investigation focused on his holding there and his efforts in recent months to block that investigation.

“The seized material will continue to be used to advance the government’s investigation, and the investigation will continue to use and evaluate the seized material as it takes additional investigative steps, such as additional witness interviews and grand jury training,” the department said. justice

Forensic evidence in the Mar-a-Lago raid
Forensic evidence in the Mar-a-Lago raid

Trump’s lawyers pointed to the case before the judge Wednesday, citing classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago mansion. A safe place.

In a brief submitted before the magistrate, prosecutors pointed out that the presidential documents taken by Trump from the White House “could be expected” to contain precisely classified material due to the nature of the position he held.

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Register FBI agents They found more than 100 classified documents that Trump had not turned over to officials Despite the requirements.

Inventory shows that 43 blank folders with classified labels were removed from a box or container in the office, and another 28 blank folders labeled “Return to Secretary of the General Staff” or Military Assistant.. Empty folders of that nature were also found in a storage locker.

The inventory does not make clear why the folders were empty or what may have happened to the documents in them.

(With information from AP and EFE)

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