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DOJ releases redacted affidavit of Mar-a-Lago search warrant

According to Mar-a-Lago’s search warrant affidavit, the FBI’s first investigation determined that classified documents containing national security information were stored in an ‘unauthorized location’ at the former president’s home Trump in Florida.

“The FBI investigation has established that documents bearing classification marks, which appear to contain National Defense Information (NDI), were among the items contained in FIFTEEN BOXES and were stored at the PREMISES in an undisclosed location. authorized,” the FBI affidavit reads.

The “fifteen boxes” refers to the 15 boxes of gear removed from Mar-a-Lago in January. And “the locals” refers to Trump’s resort and personal residence at Mar-a-Lago.

Federal investigators also cited the former Trump’s residential suite, his “Office 45” and other locations in Mar-a-Lago in the affidavit in support of the search warrant for the Florida resort.

Investigators wrote that none of the spaces at Trump’s residence had been cleared for the storage of classified information.

“Based on this investigation, I believe that the STORAGE ROOM, FPOTUS Residential Suite, Pine Hall, “Office 45” and other areas within the PREMISES are not currently permitted locations for the storage of classified information or NDI (national defense information),” the affidavit reads. “Similarly, based on this investigation, I do not believe that any space in the PREMISES has been authorized for the storage of classified information at least since the end of the presidential administration of FPOTUS on January 20, 2021 “, according to the affidavit.


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