Two documents with classified markings were found in a Florida storage unit during a search by a team hired by former Trump’s lawyers.
According to The Washington Post, the documents were handed over to the FBI. No other documents with classified markings were found during a search of four of Trump’s properties.
The team of two searched Trump Tower in New York, his Bedminster golf club, an office location in Florida, and the storage unit where the two documents were found and where the General Services Administration had shipped Trump’s belongings after he left the White House.
The four searches came amid lingering concerns from the Justice Department that not all documents had been returned to the federal government.
Trump’s attorneys offered to let federal investigators observe the search at his Bedminster property, but that offer was declined.
The Justice Department does not normally observe searches that aren’t conducted by law enforcement.
DOJdeclined to comment. Steven Cheung, a spokesman for Trump, said the former president and his counsel
continue to be cooperative and transparent.”
It is unclear what the subsequent contact between the Trump legal team and federal investigators has been since the searches.
Trump’s lawyers found items with classified markings at his storage unit in Florida and turned them over to FBI https://t.co/E0AuM8VZZq— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 7, 2022