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Trump Had More Than 300 Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago

By Maggie Haberman, Jodi Kantor, Adam Goldman and Ben Protess

23 Aug 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

This New York Times investigation provides more details on the highly sensitive documents that prompted the F.B.I. to raid Trump's Florida home.

The initial batch of documents retrieved by the National Archives from former President Donald Trump in January included more than 150 marked as classified, a number that ignited intense concern at the Justice Department and helped trigger the criminal investigation that led FBI agents to swoop into Mar-a-Lago this month seeking to recover more, multiple people briefed on the matter said.

In total, the government has recovered more than 300 documents with classified markings from Trump since he left office, the people said: that first batch of documents returned in January, another set provided by Trump’s aides to the Justice Department in June and the material seized by the FBI in the search this month.

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