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Documents in the Trump raid included top secret files, according to a report

The report says the agents are accused of taking 20 boxes of items, including Trump’s pardon for Roger Stone.



According to a new report, FBI agents executed a search warrant at former president Donald Trump’s resort home Mar-a-Lago and seized multiple sets of documents marked top secret.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the agents took 20 boxes, one of which contained the “executive grant of clemency” for Republican political operative Roger Stone, whom Trump had pardoned.

The Journal claims that data pertaining to the president of France was also included.

A new report claims that during the FBI’s search of former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday, agents seized multiple sets of top secret documents.

According to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, eleven sets of classified documents were among the materials seized in the raid. According to reports, one set of files was labeled “Various classified/TS/SCI documents,” where “TS” stands for “top secret” and “SCI” for “sensitive compartmented information.”


According to the Journal, there were a total of nine categories of classified information, including four sets of top secret, three groups of secret, and three groups of confidential.

The newspaper claims the agents took 20 boxes of material, as well as binders containing photos, a handwritten note, and the “executive grant of clemency” for Roger Stone, a Republican political operative whom Trump had pardoned.

According to the Journal, Mar-a-Lago also had some information about the French president removed.

Trump’s lawyers have reportedly told the Journal that the president declassified the documents before his term ended. Since he first revealed the raid on Monday night, Trump has been critical of the Justice Department. However, he has maintained that his team was cooperative with law enforcement.

Trump’s spokesperson did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.


On Thursday, the Washington Post reported, citing people familiar with the investigation, that the FBI was searching Trump’s home for nuclear documents, among other things.

Due to the “substantial public interest in this matter,” Attorney General Merrick Garland stated on Thursday that the Justice Department would file a motion in court to make the search warrant public.

Garland said he personally approved the warrant and blasted the attacks on the FBI and DOJ after Trump’s announcement of the raid.

The DOJ had until 3 p.m. ET to inform U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart whether or not Trump’s attorneys would oppose the agency’s motion to disclose the warrant, and the Journal’s report on the search warrant and related materials came less than two hours before the deadline.

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