: Top-secret documents, info ‘re: the President of France’ and a Roger Stone clemency grant: What the FBI took from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

by | Aug 12, 2022 | Stock Market

Details of what the FBI took from former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate were released Friday, including top-secret documents. Agents took binders of photos, a handwritten note and a grant of clemency for Trump ally Roger Stone, according to a list of items removed Monday from the ex-president’s Mar-a-Lago private club in Palm Beach, Fla.

That list also includes information about the “President of France.” Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday said the Justice Department had filed a motion to unseal a search warrant relating to the search of Mar-a-Lago, noting that the former president had made public statements about the search, “as is his right.” Trump later said he wouldn’t oppose the unsealing request, and said he was calling for the documents to be released immediately. Reports including by the Wall Street Journal had detailed much of what FBI agents took from Trump’s estate before the list was made public late Friday afternoon. The New York Times reported agents who executed the search warrant did so “to investigate potential crimes associated with violations of the Espionage Act, which outlaws the unauthorized retention of national security information that could harm the United States or aid a foreign adversary; a federal law that makes it a crime to destroy or conceal a document to obstruct a government investigation; and another statute associated with unlawful removal of government materials.” The former president’s lawyers were given until 3 p.m. Eastern time on Friday to respond to Garland’s move to unseal the search warrant. The Justice Department s …

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