FBI seized 54 documents marked SECRET, 31 marked CONFIDENTIAL and 18 documents were marked TOP SECRET from Florida’s Mar-A-Lago
A small number of classified documents were among the items that were seized by the authorities at Mar-a-Lago, in addition to dozens of folders that were labeled “classified” but contained nothing but blank paper. These items were included in an inventory of the goods that were taken from Mar-a-Lago.
According to the inventory of documents that federal agents took, which was made public by United States District Judge Aileen Cannon, federal agents who took part in the raid on the home of the 45th president on August 8 took even such innocuous items as the former president’s clothing, as well as magazine and newspaper clippings that he kept. The inventory of documents that federal agents took was made public by Aileen Cannon. The judge has disclosed this information to the parties.
The property list indicates that 11,179 government documents and photos that were confiscated by the FBI included no classification markings at all.
On the other hand, 54 of the documents that were confiscated from the resort in Palm Beach, Florida, were labeled with the word “SECRET,” 31 of the documents were labeled with the word “CONFIDENTIAL,” and 18 of the documents were labeled with the term “TOP SECRET.”
Agents also deleted 42 blank folders that had the phrase “Return to Staff Secretary/Military Aide” written on them. In total, they removed 96 blank files that had been tagged with the word “CLASSIFIED” and 96 blank folders that had the word “CLASSIFIED” written on them. The inventory list does not provide any clues as to the reason why the contents of the folders were not present.
Seven of the “TOP SECRET” government documents were found in a container in Trump’s office, while 11 of the remaining documents were found in a storage room at Mar-a-Lago. Both of these locations were owned by Trump.
According to the list, there were 37 documents marked “SECRET” found in the storage room, and there were 17 documents marked “SECRET” found in Trump’s office.
The highest level of classification that may be given to information by the government is referred to as “TOP SECRET,” and it is reserved for the secrets that are guarded the most meticulously. Intelligence such as nuclear codes and information collected from a confidential human source are two examples of the type of material that could be classified as belonging to this category (also known as spies).
The information that is considered to be of such a nature that, were it to become generally known, it would “seriously” endanger the nation’s security, is given the classification of “SECRET.”
Even though the complete inventory does not shed any light on the contents of the documents, it does reveal the extent to which classified materials were mixed in with Trump’s personal newspapers, magazines, and other objects. This is significant because the inventory does not shed any light on the contents of the documents.
Over the course of the investigation, it was determined that Trump’s office and the storage containers included a combined total of more than 1,600 items from a wide variety of publications, including periodicals, newspapers, and magazines, as well as other sources. In addition to the 33 books that were taken, there were also 19 goods that may be categorized as “articles of clothing/gift items.”
A day after the judge agreed to make it public during a hearing on whether or not to grant Trump’s request to appoint a special master to review the trove of documents taken by the FBI, the more detailed inventory list was unsealed and made public. The hearing was held to decide whether or not to grant Trump’s request. The purpose of the hearing was to deliberate on whether or not to comply with President Trump’s request to have a special master appointed to examine the documents.
Along with the inventory, Cannon also made public a three-page file that was created by the Justice Department to provide an update to the court regarding the status of the department’s own review of the seized documents. This file was made in order to provide the court with information regarding the status of the department’s own investigation into the seized documents.
The document that was submitted on the 30th of August stated that the investigators had “completed a preliminary evaluation of the materials collected” and had categorized each of the documents accordingly. This information was stated in the context of the fact that the investigators had filed the document.
According to the documentation submitted, “The materials that were seized will continue to be used to advance the investigation that is being conducted by the government, and “the investigative team will continue to use and evaluate the materials that were seized as it takes further investigative steps,” such as interviewing additional witnesses and practicing their testimony before a grand jury.
The seized materials will continue to be used to further the government’s investigation.” The information was made public as part of an ongoing criminal investigation being carried out by the Department of Justice to determine whether or not President Trump unlawfully maintained confidential documents. The investigation is looking into whether or not President Trump unlawfully maintained confidential documents.
In previous court filings, the department has asserted that sensitive government data were hidden in and removed from the storage room at Mar-a-Lago, and that the FBI was deceived about the continuous presence of classified materials there in the months leading up to the raid on August 8. Additionally, the department has claimed that sensitive government data were hidden in and removed from the storage room at Mar-a-Lago.
According to the evaluations made by analysts, in the event that it is discovered that President Trump and/or members of his team withheld the sensitive data, then they could be exposed to accusations of obstructing the administration of justice.
There have been no remarks made in public by the Department of Justice concerning who, if anyone, they believe may have committed crimes in connection with the raid.