Seized Items From Trump Home Included Empty Folders Marked ‘Classified’

Dozens of empty file folders marked classified were found in Mar-a-Lago search
Just some of the documents found at Mar-a-Lago (photo: Justice Dept)

According to a detailed inventory of items retrieved during the search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, the F.B.I. reportedly found 48 empty folders marked “classified.”

It’s not known if the missing documents were among others found during the search or if they are still missing.

From the New York Times:

The filing, a detailed list of items retrieved in the search, was unsealed on Friday as part of the court fight over whether to appoint an independent arbiter to review the materials taken by federal agents from Mr. Trump’s estate, Mar-a-Lago, on Aug. 8.

Along with the empty folders with classified markings, the F.B.I. recovered 40 more empty folders that said they contained sensitive documents the user should “return to staff secretary/military aide,” the inventory said.

It also said that agents found seven documents marked as “top secret” in Mr. Trump’s office and 11 more in a storage room.

Read the full report here.

In related news, Bill Barr, Trump’s former Attorney General, told Fox News host John Roberts he can’t think of any legitimate reason for Trump to have any of the documents found to be in the Donald’s possession.