DOJ Releases Redacted Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant Affidavit

A publication Amended affidavit The Justice Department’s obtaining a search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home sheds new light on the federal investigation into the handling of documents from his White House.

Here are the ones Key takeaways From the newly published document:

The FBI said there may be “evidence of obstruction” and classified security documents

In addition to explaining to US Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart that it had “probable cause to believe” that classified national security material was improperly transported to Trump’s “unauthorized” locations, the FBI said the search could uncover “evidence of obstruction.” A place of pleasure.

Earlier this year, the FBI found 184 classified documents from 15 boxes

In May, when the FBI reviewed 15 boxes the National Archives recovered from a Florida resort in January, it “found that 184 unique documents were classified,” the affidavit said.

Among the documents, the filing states, “67 documents were marked confidential, 92 documents were marked confidential, and 25 documents were marked top secret.”

New details on how the DOJ first got involved in the document mess

The FBI investigation began after a criminal tip from the National Archives dated February 9, which the archives said contained “numerous classified records” in the boxes.

The archives official said there was “significant concern” that “highly classified records were mixed in with other records” and were not properly identified.

Amendments keep the evidence of the ban confidential for now

A third potential offense cited by the surety materials — prohibition — lacks a corresponding unamended subheading in the affidavit. The FBI would have had to provide the court with an explanation of why it believed Mar-a-Lago contained evidence of the crime, so the absence of any unredacted details about that evidence suggests that part of the department is particularly sensitive. That aspect of its investigation was made public.

CNN’s Jeremy Herb and Katelyn Polants contributed to this report.

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