FBI Agents Confiscate Nearly 20 Boxes Of Classified Documents From Donald Trump's Home--He Says Evidence Was "Planted"

FBI Agents Confiscate Nearly 20 Boxes Of Classified Documents From Donald Trump’s Home–He Says Evidence Was “Planted”

CNN reports that authorities found classified documents at Donald Trump’s home when they served a search warrant earlier this week.

In the unsealed search warrant, the FBI found “11 sets of classified documents from its search of Mar-a-Lago” home. Federal agents also found “top secret/SCI” documents, the highest classification level.

Classified Documents Taken From Donald Trump’s Home

The Washington Post reports that Trump had about 20 boxes taken from his home by the FBI, “including photo binders, information about the president of France, and a variety of classified material.

Documents considered “sensitive compartmented information/secret” and “confidential” were also confiscated from his home.

People close to the situation also told the outlet that authorities were seeking information about nuclear weapons, among other items.

Some of what was in Trump’s possession is mind-boggling,” said Javed Ali, a senior official at the National Security Council during the Trump administration. “Whenever you leave government — including probably a former president — you can’t just take it with you.”

Trump Speaks Out About Documents Found During The Search

Trump stated that the nuclear weapons situation was a “hoax” and that agents “planted evidence.” Trump also expressed that everything
“was all declassified” and that authorities “didn’t need to ‘seize’ anything.”

Search Warrant Details

The search warrant that was signed be a federal magistrate judge gave agents instructions to search “storage rooms and all other rooms or areas within the premises used or available to be used by [the former president] and his staff and in which boxes or documents could be stored, including all structures or buildings on the estate.”

The warrant also stated authorities were seeking “physical documents and records constituting evidence, contraband, fruits of crime, or other items illegally possessed in violation of three potential crimes,” including losing or transmitting information and Espionage Act outlawing gathering.

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