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Search warrant for Trump home released; several sets of classified documents found

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A judge ordered the Department of Justice’s warrant to search former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home unsealed Friday. The warrant and a receipt of items removed were subsequently released online.

The document authorized the seizure of any documents with classification markings and any boxes they might be found in as well as other boxes stored or found with those documents, information regarding national defense or classified material, any presidential records from the Trump administration and “Any evidence of the knowing alteration, destruction, or concealment of any government and/or Presidential Records, or of any documents with classification markings.”

The warrant gave federal agents the authority to search “the ’45 Office,’ all storage rooms, and all other rooms or areas within the premises used or available to be used by FPOTUS [former president of the United States] and his staff and in which boxes or documents could be stored, including all structures or buildings on the estate. It does not include areas currently (i.e., at the time of the search) being occupied, rented, or used by third parties (such as Mar-a-Largo Members) and not otherwise used or available to be used by FPOTUS and his staff, such as private guest suites.”

A receipt for what was removed from the Trump residence included nearly a dozen sets of confidential and classified documents, including some that were intended to be reviewed only in specified government facilities. The list of removed items also included nearly 20 boxes, hand-written notes and photographs.

Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart ordered the documents be released after the Justice Department made a motion to unseal Thursday and a subsequent filing was made saying Trump’s legal team did not oppose.

Trump issued a statement that all the documents were declassified and that the government could have had the documents back anytime they wanted.

“Number one, it was all declassified,” Trump said. “Number two, they didn’t need to ‘seize’ anything. They could have had it anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago. It was in secured storage, with an additional lock put on as per their request.”

The Search warrant and list of documents taken from former President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home has been released and reveals agents confiscated classified materials marked top-secret and confidential.

The agents also took about 18 boxes of documents, hand-written notes, and photographs.

The search warrant reveals agents were authorized by the judge to look for classified documents, communications regarding those documents, and any evidence that revealed the documents could have been altered, concealed or destroyed.

The agents were allowed to look in the former president’s office, storage rooms, and all other rooms on the sprawling estate where documents could be stored.

Magistrate Judge BRUCE REINHART ordered the documents be released after the Justice Department made a motion to unseal Thursday and a subsequent filing was made saying Trump’s legal team did not oppose.

Trump put out a statement stating that all the documents in Mar-A-Lago were declassified and that the government could have had the documents back anytime they wanted. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.

A judge ordered the Department of Justice’s warrant to search former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home unsealed Friday. The warrant and a receipt of items removed were subsequently released online.

The document authorized the seizure of any documents with classification markings and any boxes they might be found in as well as other boxes stored or found with those documents, information regarding national defense or classified material, any presidential records from the Trump administration and “Any evidence of the knowing alteration, destruction, or concealment of any government and/or Presidential Records, or of any documents with classification markings.”

The warrant gave federal agents the authority to search “the ’45 Office,’ all storage rooms, and all other rooms or areas within the premises used or available to be used by FPOTUS [former president of the United States] and his staff and in which boxes or documents could be stored, including all structures or buildings on the estate. It does not include areas currently (i.e., at the time of the search) being occupied, rented, or used by third parties (such as Mar-a-Largo Members) and not otherwise used or available to be used by FPOTUS and his staff, such as private guest suites.”

A receipt for what was removed from the Trump residence included nearly a dozen sets of confidential and classified documents, including some that were intended to be reviewed only in specified government facilities. The list of removed items also included nearly 20 boxes, hand-written notes and photographs.

Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart ordered the documents be released after the Justice Department made a motion to unseal Thursday and a subsequent filing was made saying Trump’s legal team did not oppose.

Trump issued a statement that all the documents were declassified and that the government could have had the documents back anytime they wanted.

“Number one, it was all declassified,” Trump said. “Number two, they didn’t need to ‘seize’ anything. They could have had it anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago. It was in secured storage, with an additional lock put on as per their request.”

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