Former President Trump’s lawyer certified in June that no classified material remained at Mar-a-Lago


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Former President Trump’s attorney certified in a June letter that no classified documents were still at Mar-a-Lago, two sources with knowledge of the investigation told Fox News.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents executed a search warrant on former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate on Monday and seized items, including 11 sets of documents listed as classified.

Trump said after the warrant was released on Friday that the documents seized by federal agents were “all declassified.”

Trump’s lawyers previously held a high-level meeting in June with people from the Justice Department and the FBI, which the former president briefly attended, but it’s unclear if the letter was signed during the meeting. meeting.

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Former President Donald Trump in New York after the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago home.
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The former president’s lawyers could face serious legal consequences if they knowingly give false information to law enforcement.

FBI agents seized documents marked as classified and some marked as top secret during their raid.

In a Truth Social article on Friday, after the warrant was made public, Trump disputed whether the documents seized by the FBI were classified.

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Former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

Former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
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“First, everything was declassified. Second, they didn’t need to ‘seize’ anything. They could have had it whenever they wanted without playing politics and breaking into Mar-a-Lago. It was in a secure warehouse, with an extra lock put in place per their request…” Trump said. “They could have had it anytime they wanted – and that included a long time ago. ALL THEY HAD TO DO WAS ASK. The bigger issue is what are they going to do with the 33 million pages of documents, many of them classified, who President Obama went to Chicago?

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Trump waves to crowd after FBI raid on Mar-a-lago

Trump waves to crowd after FBI raid on Mar-a-lago
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After Trump’s social media post, the National Archives and Records Administration said in a press release that former President Obama did not control his administration’s presidential records.

The warrant states that “Office 45”, all storage rooms and all other rooms used by Trump and his staff were searched on Monday.

Fox News’ Bill Mears contributed to this report.


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