(TheRedWire.com) – The FBI executed a court-ordered search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in early August. After Trump left office in January 2021, the National Archives determined it was missing government records, and property officials alleged the former president took from the White House. According to court records, federal agents found four dozen empty folders marked “classified,” and over 10,0000 government documents and pictures didn’t have a classification marking. On Wednesday, a third-party team hired by the former president in compliance with court orders reported they found more classified documents in an offsite location controlled by Trump.
A search team reportedly found at least two items with classified markings in a storage unit and quickly provided the items to the FBI. However, it remains unclear what the documents contained. According to The Washington Post, it was one of three searches of Trump properties conducted over the last few weeks.
Huge credit to @JaxAlemany, the lead byline on so many docs stories: the first boxes taken from Mar-a-Lago, that classified material was inside, that National Archives had asked for a criminal probe, the new material found in storage facility & many more: https://t.co/Dzf1FgumiY
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) December 7, 2022
In May, a grand jury ordered Trump to return all documents labeled with a government classification, according to The Washington Post. Critics noted that the discovery demonstrated the former POTUS kept classified information in places other than Mar-a-Lago and didn’t fully comply with the May subpoena. The newspaper added that Trump’s legal team hired the third-party search team to examine the storage facility, the former commander-in-chief’s golf resort in New Jersey, and at least one other location.
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