Mar-a-Lago search inventory shows documents marked as classified mixed with clothes, gifts, press clippings



U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon on Friday released a detailed inventory of the Mar-a-Lago search the Justice Department had previously filed under seal in court.

The released search inventory revealed that classified documents had been mixed with personal items and other materials in the boxes in which they were stored.

Federal investigators also recovered more than 11,000 unclassified government documents.

A box of documents marked with confidential, classified and top secret classification identifiers also contained “99 magazines/newspapers/press articles,” according to last month’s search inventory filed with federal court in Florida.

Several other boxes listed in the inventory contained documents marked as classified, stored with newspaper clippings, as well as items of clothing and gifts.

The court file also included a breakdown of the type of markings on the classified material from Mar-a-Lago, including 18 documents marked top secret, 54 documents marked secret, and 31 documents marked confidential.

In addition, federal investigators collected more than 48 blank folders with a “classified banner” and 42 blank folders marked for return to the secretary of staff or military assistant.

The judge also released a status report that the department has filed under seal on the investigation team’s assessment of the evidence to date.

Cannon indicated during a hearing on Thursday that she intended to release the documents. She did so after giving both prosecutors and lawyers for former President Donald Trump the opportunity to object to the release of the documents. They did not.

Prosecutors wrote in the investigation team’s status report that was unsealed that “all evidence related to the seized items — including, but not limited to, the nature and manner in which they were stored, as well as all evidence related to certain documents or objects of interest – will inform the government’s investigation.”

“The investigation team has reviewed the seized materials to further the ongoing investigation, assessed the relevance and character of each seized item and made preliminary decisions about investigation options suggested or warranted by the character and nature of the seized items. items taken”, the status report states. said.

“The seized materials will continue to be used to continue the government’s investigation, and the investigation will continue to use and evaluate the seized materials as it takes further investigative steps, such as through additional witness hearings and grand jury practices.” the Justice Department added. .

This story is breaking and will be updated.

The Valley Voice
The Valley Voice
Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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