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Monday, December 05, 2022

After Mar-a-Lago raid: List of seized Trump documents published

IA judge in the US state of Florida on Friday published a detailed list of items the FBI confiscated from former President Donald Trump. The overview shows that confidential, secret and top secret documents such as personal belongings such as photographs, newspaper articles and books were kept in several boxes. A total of 11,000 government documents and 90 blank files, 48 ​​of which were marked “classified information”, were seized. It is not clear whether the documents were removed from these folders or they were empty from the start.

The list now published shows that 18 documents and photographs were classified as “top secret”, 54 as “secret” and 31 as “confidential”. “Top Secret” is the highest level of confidentiality reserved for confidential and sensitive information.

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The US Department of Justice previously submitted the detailed list to Judge Eileen Cannon in Florida, so far it has been classified. Canon is dealing with the discoveries as part of a lawsuit filed by Trump and has to decide, for example, whether – as requested by Trump – a special representative be appointed to review actions against Trump. needed. It said on Thursday that Canon would soon comment in writing on the neutral examiner’s question. For reasons of transparency, the judge had requested the Ministry of Justice for a detailed list and has now made it public.

In early August, the FBI searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. The FBI seized several sets of documents classified as top secret. Since Trump kept records in his personal property after his term in office, he must have broken the law. Now it is being investigated. Trump called the officials’ actions politically motivated. The Republican served as president from 2017 to 2021.

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