FBI agents who searched former President Donald Trump’s Florida home last month seized dozens of empty folders marked with classified banners, according to a more detailed inventory of the seized material made public by the Justice Department on Friday.
The inventory reveals in general terms the contents of 33 boxes taken from an office and a storage room at Mar-a-Lago during the Aug. 8 search.
Though the inventory does not describe any of the documents, it shows the extent to which FBI agents seized items that may be related to classified information, grabbing boxes and containers at the home that contained documents commingled with newspapers, magazines, clothing, and other personal items.
The Justice Department has said there was no secure space at Mar-a-Lago for such sensitive government secrets. It has opened a criminal investigation focused on their retention there and on what it says were efforts in the last several months to obstruct that probe.
The inventory shows that 43 empty folders with classified banners were taken from a box or container at the office, along with an additional 28 empty folders labeled as “Return to Staff Secretary” or military aide. Empty folders of that nature were also found in a storage closet.
It is not clear from the inventory list why any of the folders were empty or where the documents that were inside have gone.
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BREAKING: Judge Aileen Cannon has unsealed more detailed lists of items seized in the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago but has yet to rule on Trump's Special Master request. Chief White House Correspondent @JamesRosenTV reports.
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