DOJ Reveals New Materials from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club


A more thorough list of the materials seized during the Justice Department’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club was released on Friday, Fox News informed.

This list included numerous classified documents and folders with secret markings.

A large number of additional materials were also collected, including over 1,000 documents without classified markings, multiple entries for “Article of Clothing/Gift Item,” and hundreds of printed news articles.

Aileen M. Cannon, a federal judge in Florida, issued the order after considering whether to appoint a “special master” to review the documents for any possible executive privilege.

There is not much unexpected information in the document.

The FBI took numerous boxes of papers from Trump’s property, including “Various classified/TS/SCI documents,” according to a property receipt that a different federal judge unveiled last month.

Trump, on the other hand, has publicly criticized the FBI for allegedly stealing things and papers irrelevant to its probe.

The Friday filing does highlight the enormous amount of material, including several government documents, that the government took from Mar-a-Lago, though.

Also unknown is the purpose behind the seizure of items marked “Article of Clothing/Gift Item.”

The DOJ said that it took 18 such things in total.

The legal team representing Donald Trump claims that Cannon ought to appoint a special master to conduct an unbiased investigation of the items the DOJ collected from his home.

They claim that the Justice Department shouldn’t be relied upon as the final arbiter of what constitutes proper conduct.

Meanwhile, attorneys for the Justice Department contend that naming a special master is superfluous and would slow down their investigation into whether Trump had secretly obtained national security documents in his home.

The initial search of Trump’s residence was carried out by the government in reaction to what it considers to be a breach of federal laws:

gathering, sending, or losing information for defense;

18 USC 2071, “Concealing, Removing, or Mutilating,” and 18 USC 1519, “Destroying, Altering, or Falsifying Records in Federal Investigations,” both prohibit these actions.

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