Former President Donald Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 9, 2022. (Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images) FBI agents in August seized medical documents and financial information from former President Donald Trump when they raided his Mar-a-Lago resort, a new court filing revealed on Sept. 5.
The seized materials “include medical documents, correspondence related to taxes, and accounting information,” U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, wrote in the filing , citing a document filed under seal by the U.S. government’s team in charge of shielding potentially privileged records from investigators.
That document has still not been made public.
There had been no prior indication that the seized documents included medical and financial records.
U.S. officials have acknowledged that agents took thousands of non-classified documents from Trump when serving the search warrant on Aug. 8, as well as dozens of books, clothing, gifts, magazines, and passports . Trump has said the agents rummaged through the closets of his wife, former First Lady Melania Trump.
“Certain personal effects were commingled with classified material in the Seized Evidence, and they remain in the custody of the United States because of their evidentiary value,” prosecutors wrote in an Aug. 30 filing. “Personal effects without evidentiary value will be returned.”
There are ongoing disputes as to the evidentiary value of some personal effects, according to Cannon. Warrant
The warrant authorized by U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart gave agents the ability to seize any documents with classification markings and any containers in which the documents were located, as well as “any other containers/boxes that are collectively stored or found together with the aforementioned documents and containers/boxes.”It also enabled agents to seize information “regarding the retrieval, storage, or transmission of national defense information or classified material,” any government and/or presidential records created during Trump’s presidency, and any evidence […]
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