FBI took top secret files from Mar-a-Lago

August 13, 2022 1:18 pm

[Source: BBC]

The FBI took 11 sets of classified files in a search of ex-US President Donald Trump’s estate in Florida this week, according to a search warrant.

The cache includes files marked “TS/SCI”, a designation for top secret material that could cause “exceptionally grave” damage to US national security.

Trump denies any wrongdoing and said the items were declassified.

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It was the first time an ex-president’s home was searched in a criminal probe.

The list of items was made public after a judge unsealed a seven-page document on Friday afternoon which included the warrant authorising the unprecedented search of the former president’s Palm Beach residence, Mar-a-Lago.

It said more than 20 boxes of items were taken on Monday, including a binder of photos, a handwritten note, unspecified information about the “President of France” and a clemency letter written on behalf of long-time Trump ally Roger Stone.