FBI took 11 sets of classified material from Trump's Mar-a-Lago home while investigating possible Espionage Act violations

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The search warrant for Trump's Mar-a-Lago home identifies three federal crimes that the US Justice Department is looking at as part of its investigation: violations of the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice and criminal handling of government records

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The search warrant for Trump's Mar-a-Lago home identifies three federal crimes that the US Justice Department is looking at as part of its investigation: violations of the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice and criminal handling of government records

The Justice Department removed 11 sets of classified documents from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence while executing a search warrant this week for possible violations of the Espionage Act and other crimes, according to court documents unsealed and released on Friday.

(CNN) The property receipt, which was also released on Friday, for Trump's Mar-a-Lago home shows that some of the materials recovered were marked as"top secret/SCI" -- one of the highest levels of classification./ AFP via Getty Images Former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida was searched by the FBI earlier this week.1519 address concealing, destroying or removing documents.said  late Thursday in a statement that he encouraged the warrant's release.

Timeline: The Justice Department criminal inquiry into Trump taking classified documents to Mar-a-LagoThe search warrant identifies three federal crimes that the Justice Department is looking at as part of its investigation: violations of the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice and criminal handling of government records. The inclusion of the crimes indicates the Justice Department has probable cause to investigate those offenses as it was gathering evidence in the search. A federal judge in Florida has unsealed the documents related to an FBI search of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home that took place earlier this week. No one has been charged with a crime at this time.m.The warrant receipt didn't detail the subject of these classified documents but did note that federal agents seized just one set marked"top secret/SCI. They outline that agents recovered top secret and classified documents in Monday's search." Agents also took four sets of"top secret" documents, three sets of"secret" documents, and three sets of"confidential" documents, court documents show.S.

Read MoreIn total, the unsealed warrant shows the FBI collected more than 20 boxes, as well as binders of photos, sets of classified government materials and at least one handwritten note. The search warrant also reveals that FBI agents were looking for evidence relating to three statutes.m.The warrant, which has been unsealed and released publicly following a federal judge's order on Friday, was obtained by CNN ahead of its release. The moment marks an unprecedented week that began with the search -- an evidence-gathering step in a national security investigation.Search warrant reveals new details about scope of FBI probe While details about the documents themselves remain scarce, the laws cited in the warrant offer new insight into what the FBI was looking for when it searched Trump's home, an unprecedented step that has prompted a firestorm of criticism from the former President's closest allies. It also says that within the Mar-a-Lago estate, the places that could be searched included “45 Office,” and “all storage rooms, and all other rooms or areas within the premises used or available to be used by FPOTUS and his staff and in which boxes or documents could be stored, including all structures or buildings on the estate. The laws cover"destroying or concealing documents to obstruct government investigations" and the unlawful removal of government records, according to the search warrant released Friday. The sources said no electronics were taken.

Also among the laws listed is one known as the Espionage Act, which relates to the"retrieval, storage, or transmission of national defense information or classified material."All three criminal laws cited in the warrant are from Title 18 of the United States Code. and one titled “Info re: President of France. None of them solely hinge on whether information was deemed to be unclassified.One of the less-sensitive items taken from Trump's resort, according to a the property receipt, was a document about pardoning Roger Stone, a staunch Trump ally who was convicted in 2019 of lying to Congress during its probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. (Trump pardoned Stone before leaving office, shielding Stone from a three-year prison term.” There are also items simply listed as boxes.  The warrant applied to any government or presidential record created between Jan.

) It's unclear how the Stone-related document seized during the search is tied to the broader criminal probe into Trump's potential mishandling of classified materials. During the search, FBI agents also recovered material about the"President of France," according to the warrant receipt.FBI agents searched '45 Office' at Mar-a-LagoThe court documents released Friday also offer new details about the search itself and revealed that FBI agents were only allowed access to specific locations within Mar-a-Lago as they combed Trump's resort residence for potential evidence of crimes.” The document also called for seizure of any presidential or government records and any evidence of alteration or destruction of those records or other classified documents. The judge authorized the FBI to search what the bureau called the"45 Office," an apparent reference to Trump's place in history as the 45th President. Agents were also permitted to search"all other rooms or areas" at Mar-a-Lago that were available to Trump and his staff for storing boxes and documents."This raid of President Trump's home was not just unprecedented, but unnecessary—and now they are leaking lies and innuendos to try to explain away the weaponization of government against their dominant political opponent.

"The locations to be searched include the '45 Office,' all storage rooms, and all other rooms or areas within the premises used or available to be used by FPOTUS and his staff and in which boxes or documents could be stored, including all structures or buildings on the estate," the warrant says, using the acronym"FPOTUS" to refer to the Former President of the United States. Garland said Trump’s attorney was given a copy of the search warrant and the property receipt so the former president could also have released the documents on his own accord.The FBI's warrant application to the judge specifically said that federal agents would avoid areas being rented or used by third parties,"such as Mar-a-Lago members" and"private guest suites." Trump owns the sprawling estate, and it is his primary residence as well as a members-only club and resort."It is described as a mansion with approximately 58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, on a17-acre estate," FBI agents told the judge in their application, describing the Mar-a-Lago property.npr.Trump did not oppose release of search warrantThe FBI search at the resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday was followed by days of silence from the Justice Department, as is the department's normal practice for ongoing investigations.

Then on Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the department had moved to unseal the search warrant and two attachments, including an inventory list, but also stressed that some of the department's work must happen outside of public view."We do that to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans and to protect the integrity of our investigations," Garland said, while explaining that he would not provide more detail about the basis of the search.Trump said in a late-night post on his Truth Social platform Thursday that he would"not oppose the release of documents," adding:"I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents."The court had instructed the Justice Department to confer with Trump about its request to unseal the warrant documents from the FBI search and to tell the court by 3 p.m.

ET Friday if he opposes their release.Trump's team had contacted outside attorneys about how to proceed, and the former President's orbit was caught off guard by Garland's announcement.In a pair of posts to Truth Social following Garland's statement, Trump continued to claim that his attorneys were"cooperating fully" and had developed"very good relationships" with federal investigators prior to Monday's search at Mar-a-Lago."The government could have had whatever they wanted, if we had it," Trump said."Everything was fine, better than most previous Presidents, and then, out of nowhere and with no warning, Mar-a-Lago was raided, at 6:30 in the morning, by VERY large numbers of agents, and even 'safecrackers.

'"This story and headline have been updated with additional developments. CNN's Marshall Cohen contributed to this report, .

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FBI collected multiple sets of classified documents from Trump's Mar-a-Lago homeThe search warrant and property receipt from Monday's FBI search of former President Trump's Florida home have been unsealed by a federal judge. Trump said Thursday he encouraged the release.

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FBI collected multiple sets of classified documents from Trump's Mar-a-Lago homeA federal judge has unsealed documents related to an FBI search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home earlier this week. The documents show that agents recovered top secret and classified documents.

Mar-a-Lago search warrant released, reveals FBI seized top-secret classified documentsBreaking: The federal government is investigating former President Trump for potential violation of the Espionage Act along with other violations, according to the unsealed search warrant that was executed at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence. Trump 2024. Cry a river Reality Winner was sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for releasing 1 classified document ( which was about Russia interference in the election). Trump need to spend the rest of his miserable life in prison. After the Russia collusion fraud, the Steele dossier con, the misleading FISA requests for the Carter Page warrants, and Muller whitewash of all of that, there is plenty reasons for Americans to take a don’t- trust- but-verify attitude to the FBI & DOJ

Trump search: FBI seized 'top secret' documents from Mar-a-LagoA property receipt unsealed by the court shows FBI agents took 11 sets of classified records from former President Donald Trump's estate during a search on Monday. lock him up Unclassified !!! Get it right fake media. He declassified all that !! Sounds fake just like everything else they said about him

'This Is Insane': Search Warrant Indicates FBI Investigating Trump for Espionage Act Violation'This is insane,' said Public Citizen. 'If you're not fed up, you’re not paying enough attention.' Trump & his administration must be held accountable for mishandling classified material. Even elected folks must follow government regulations on securing classified documents. And it’s not in your basement. I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THE REPUBLICANS. IT WILL BE A GOOD DAY FOR AMERICA WHEN TRUMP, MEADOWS & 200+ REPUBLICANS ARE ARRESTED, PROSECUTED AND JAILED. THEY COMMITTED THE WORSE CRIME IN OUR HISTORY..TREASON AGAINST ITS OWN GOVERNMENT. THEN WE CAN BEGIN TO HEAL AS A NATION

FBI Raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Looking For Documents on Nuclear Weapons, ReportThe FBI raided Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in search of classified documents on nuclear weapons, according to a new report. We still talking about Trump. Anyone else would be in jail. A sale of these documents is the only reasonable explanation for not turning them over. Dear God above. Omg trumpocalypse

(CNN) The property receipt, which was also released on Friday, for Trump's Mar-a-Lago home shows that some of the materials recovered were marked as"top secret/SCI" -- one of the highest levels of classification./ AFP via Getty Images Former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida was searched by the FBI earlier this week.1519 address concealing, destroying or removing documents.said  late Thursday in a statement that he encouraged the warrant's release.

Timeline: The Justice Department criminal inquiry into Trump taking classified documents to Mar-a-LagoThe search warrant identifies three federal crimes that the Justice Department is looking at as part of its investigation: violations of the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice and criminal handling of government records. The inclusion of the crimes indicates the Justice Department has probable cause to investigate those offenses as it was gathering evidence in the search. A federal judge in Florida has unsealed the documents related to an FBI search of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home that took place earlier this week. No one has been charged with a crime at this time.m.The warrant receipt didn't detail the subject of these classified documents but did note that federal agents seized just one set marked"top secret/SCI. They outline that agents recovered top secret and classified documents in Monday's search." Agents also took four sets of"top secret" documents, three sets of"secret" documents, and three sets of"confidential" documents, court documents show.S.

Read MoreIn total, the unsealed warrant shows the FBI collected more than 20 boxes, as well as binders of photos, sets of classified government materials and at least one handwritten note. The search warrant also reveals that FBI agents were looking for evidence relating to three statutes.m.The warrant, which has been unsealed and released publicly following a federal judge's order on Friday, was obtained by CNN ahead of its release. The moment marks an unprecedented week that began with the search -- an evidence-gathering step in a national security investigation.Search warrant reveals new details about scope of FBI probe While details about the documents themselves remain scarce, the laws cited in the warrant offer new insight into what the FBI was looking for when it searched Trump's home, an unprecedented step that has prompted a firestorm of criticism from the former President's closest allies. It also says that within the Mar-a-Lago estate, the places that could be searched included “45 Office,” and “all storage rooms, and all other rooms or areas within the premises used or available to be used by FPOTUS and his staff and in which boxes or documents could be stored, including all structures or buildings on the estate. The laws cover"destroying or concealing documents to obstruct government investigations" and the unlawful removal of government records, according to the search warrant released Friday. The sources said no electronics were taken.

Also among the laws listed is one known as the Espionage Act, which relates to the"retrieval, storage, or transmission of national defense information or classified material."All three criminal laws cited in the warrant are from Title 18 of the United States Code. and one titled “Info re: President of France. None of them solely hinge on whether information was deemed to be unclassified.One of the less-sensitive items taken from Trump's resort, according to a the property receipt, was a document about pardoning Roger Stone, a staunch Trump ally who was convicted in 2019 of lying to Congress during its probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. (Trump pardoned Stone before leaving office, shielding Stone from a three-year prison term.” There are also items simply listed as boxes.  The warrant applied to any government or presidential record created between Jan.

) It's unclear how the Stone-related document seized during the search is tied to the broader criminal probe into Trump's potential mishandling of classified materials. During the search, FBI agents also recovered material about the"President of France," according to the warrant receipt.FBI agents searched '45 Office' at Mar-a-LagoThe court documents released Friday also offer new details about the search itself and revealed that FBI agents were only allowed access to specific locations within Mar-a-Lago as they combed Trump's resort residence for potential evidence of crimes.” The document also called for seizure of any presidential or government records and any evidence of alteration or destruction of those records or other classified documents. The judge authorized the FBI to search what the bureau called the"45 Office," an apparent reference to Trump's place in history as the 45th President. Agents were also permitted to search"all other rooms or areas" at Mar-a-Lago that were available to Trump and his staff for storing boxes and documents."This raid of President Trump's home was not just unprecedented, but unnecessary—and now they are leaking lies and innuendos to try to explain away the weaponization of government against their dominant political opponent.

"The locations to be searched include the '45 Office,' all storage rooms, and all other rooms or areas within the premises used or available to be used by FPOTUS and his staff and in which boxes or documents could be stored, including all structures or buildings on the estate," the warrant says, using the acronym"FPOTUS" to refer to the Former President of the United States. Garland said Trump’s attorney was given a copy of the search warrant and the property receipt so the former president could also have released the documents on his own accord.The FBI's warrant application to the judge specifically said that federal agents would avoid areas being rented or used by third parties,"such as Mar-a-Lago members" and"private guest suites." Trump owns the sprawling estate, and it is his primary residence as well as a members-only club and resort."It is described as a mansion with approximately 58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, on a17-acre estate," FBI agents told the judge in their application, describing the Mar-a-Lago property.npr.Trump did not oppose release of search warrantThe FBI search at the resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday was followed by days of silence from the Justice Department, as is the department's normal practice for ongoing investigations.

Then on Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the department had moved to unseal the search warrant and two attachments, including an inventory list, but also stressed that some of the department's work must happen outside of public view."We do that to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans and to protect the integrity of our investigations," Garland said, while explaining that he would not provide more detail about the basis of the search.Trump said in a late-night post on his Truth Social platform Thursday that he would"not oppose the release of documents," adding:"I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents."The court had instructed the Justice Department to confer with Trump about its request to unseal the warrant documents from the FBI search and to tell the court by 3 p.m.

ET Friday if he opposes their release.Trump's team had contacted outside attorneys about how to proceed, and the former President's orbit was caught off guard by Garland's announcement.In a pair of posts to Truth Social following Garland's statement, Trump continued to claim that his attorneys were"cooperating fully" and had developed"very good relationships" with federal investigators prior to Monday's search at Mar-a-Lago."The government could have had whatever they wanted, if we had it," Trump said."Everything was fine, better than most previous Presidents, and then, out of nowhere and with no warning, Mar-a-Lago was raided, at 6:30 in the morning, by VERY large numbers of agents, and even 'safecrackers.

'"This story and headline have been updated with additional developments. CNN's Marshall Cohen contributed to this report, .