FBI agents removed classified documents marked as top secret when they searched Donald Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago on Monday, according to a description of the search warrant receipt that lists materials seized by federal agents, provided by a source directly familiar with the document.
The most sensitive set of documents removed from Trump’s post-presidency home in Florida has been generically listed as “Various Classified/TS/SCI” – the abbreviation which stands for top secret/sensitive compartmented information – the source said, among other documents.
FBI agents recovered a total of 11 sets of classified documents, some of which were classified as top secret, The Wall Street Journal first reported. Federal agents also took away four sets of top secret documents, three sets of secret documents and three sets of confidential documents, the Journal reported.
The receipt for the search warrant did not provide any additional details about the substance of the classified documents, the newspaper reported, but said the FBI had also collected photo binders, documents about the “president of France” and a pardon granted to Trump’s agent, Roger. Rock.
FBI agents searched Mar-a-Lago on Monday with a warrant – approved by Merrick Garland, the attorney general – which authorized a search of “office 45”, as well as “all storage rooms and all other rooms or areas… in which boxes or documents could be stored,” the Journal also reports.
The release of the contents of the search warrant and receipt came hours before the deadline for Trump and his legal team, led by Evan Corcoran, to oppose a Justice Department motion to release the two documents. , which remain under seal.
Trump said Thursday night on his social media website that he would not object to the release of the two documents. “Not only will I not oppose the release of the documents…I’m going one step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of these documents,” he posted.
The unsealing motion, announced by Garland in prepared remarks at Justice Department headquarters on Thursday, does not currently include the affidavit accompanying the warrant that would detail the probable cause that led to the raid being approved. of Mar-a-Lago.
Corcoran is said to be in possession of both the search warrant and the receipt, while at least one other attorney representing Trump reviewed the contents of the receipt, according to sources close to the former president. Trump did not authorize them to release the documents, the sources said.