Former President Trump’s legal team handed over additional classified materials that were discovered at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. The documents included one empty folder with classified markings. The documents were handed over to the Department of Justice.
The Department of Justice already has more than 100 classified documents from the FBI’s search into the Mar-a-Lago estate. The documents were retrieved by the FBI on behalf of the National archives and Records Administration.
A current Trump aide’s laptop has also reportedly been handed over after it was found to have electronically copied classified material within it. ABC News was the first to report on the new classified documents that were found.
The documents were handed over after the Department of Justice issued a subpoena for the classified documents. This was following concerns that despite the FBI search there were still classified documents in the Mar-a-Lago estate that the FBI had not located.
The Department of Justice appointed special counsel Jack Smith to handle the two cases surrounding Trump. Currently, the DOJ has two investigations, one relating to Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, and one relating to the classified documents found in his home.
Classified documents were found in both President Biden’s and former vice president Mike Pence’s possession in recent months, leading to further investigations by the Department of Justice.