From a detailed overview, it becomes clear that classified and top-secret documents were kept in several boxes seized by the FBI.
A judge in the US state of Florida on Friday released a detailed list of items seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump. The overview shows that classified, classified and top-secret documents containing personal belongings such as photos, newspaper articles and books are kept in several boxes.
Among the confiscated items, the list also includes several empty folders marked as ‘confidential’ or ‘for return’. The overview does not show if documents were removed from these folders or if the folders were empty from the start.
The US Department of Justice had previously submitted the detailed list to Judge Eileen Cannon in Florida, and it has been classified so far. Cannon is treating the searches as part of Trump’s lawsuit, and is due to decide, for example, whether – at Trump’s request – a special representative should be appointed to review the actions against Trump. It was said on Thursday that Cannon would soon comment in writing on the issue of the impartial examiner. For reasons of transparency, the judge has requested the detailed list from the Ministry of Justice and has now made it public.
In early August, the FBI searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. The FBI confiscated several sets of documents classified as top secret. Since Trump kept the records on his private property after his tenure in office, he may have broken the law. This is now under investigation. Trump criticized the authorities’ actions as politically motivated. The Republican served as president from 2017 to 2021.