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The Trump team hid or transferred classified documents when the United States asked them

 The Justice Department reported Tuesday that there was an attempt to obstruct the federal investigation into finding government data by "hiding and likely removing" sensitive material from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.




The Justice Department reported Tuesday that there was an attempt to obstruct the federal investigation into finding government data by "hiding and likely removing" sensitive material from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.


During his August 8 search for Mar-a-Lago, the FBI also seized 33 boxes containing more than 100 secret records and discovered them hidden in Trump's office, according to a dossier providing the most accurate chronology until the date of months of tense interactions. Between Justice Department officials and Trump representatives about discovering state secrets.


The registration again represents another illustration of the huge amount of sensitive documents taken from Mar-a-Lago.



He points out how prosecutors conducting a criminal investigation focused on the reasons for keeping files there illegally as well as the possibility that the Trump campaign deliberately misled them about the ongoing and illegal presence of highly classified materials.


The Justice Department's timeline explained that Mar-a-Lago's search came only after other attempts to retrieve records failed, and that he was motivated by law enforcement concerns that there might be more records on property despite claims by Trump associates. That "diligent research" has found everything.


It also provided a photo of some confiscated documents with clear classification marks, possibly to refute allegations that anyone who packed or handled documents could have easily ignored their sensitive nature.


The photo shows white pages and cover pages of many papered pin classified documents, some titled "TOP SECRET/SCI" 


  • with bright yellow boundaries and others titled "SECRET/SCI" with a rust-colored frame, spread on a carpet in Mar-a-Lago.
  • Next to it is a cardboard box containing images, including the cover of Time magazine, in golden frames.
  • The Justice Department file contains a lot of important new information about the investigation


but it does not answer the central question that has captured public attention: 


why Trump kept the documents after leaving the White House and why he and his team did. Resist repeated requests to return them? In fact, this suggests that the authorities may not have received a response.


"The former President's lawyer did not provide any explanation as to why the government records boxes, including the 38 of a hashtag document, remained at Headquarters about five months after the production of the 15 boxes and nearly a year and a half after the end of the administration," the document claims an official from the FBI and DOJ visited Mar-a-Lago on June 3.


A subpoena from the Ministry of Justice on the records was issued weeks before the visit to Mar-a-Lago, which was widely mentioned in the document and appears to be the main focus of the investigation.


Despite the fact that Trump claimed to have declassified all records at Mar-a-Lago, the document alleges that during the visit, his lawyers handled the documents in a way that indicated they were still confidential.


The petition alleges that when FBI agents went there to obtain additional material, they were given one Redweld envelope, wrapped twice in a bar, containing the documents. "


According to the FBI, this envelope contained 38 documents marked with hashtags, including five classified as confidential, 16 labeled confidential, and 17 marked as top secret.


The document claims that during that visit, Trump's lawyers informed investigators that all White House records had been kept in one place at Mar-a-Lago, adding that All available boxes were searched and claimed there were "no other records" stored in any private office space or other premises and that all available boxes were searched ".


Agents searched the area in August and discovered several classified documents, including three discovered in office offices and not in boxes, either in the storage room or in the former president's office.


"Within hours, the FBI recovered twice as many documents with hashtags as" 


diligent research "that the former president's lawyer and other representatives had weeks to make calls to seriously question representations made in the June 3 testimony and cast doubt on the extent of cooperation in this regard," the document states.



It says, "In some cases, even FBI counterintelligence officers and Justice Department lawyers conducting the review requested additional permits before being allowed to review certain documents."


The National Archives and Records Department, which collected 15 Mar-a-Lago funds in January and discovered that they contained 184 papers with classified marks, including top secret information, referred the matter to the investigation.