The U.S. government’s Justice Department on Friday released the document justifying the search warrant for Mar-a-Lago, the residence of former President Donald Trump.
According to FBI, 184 classified documents were found in 15 boxes seized at the former president’s home, CNN and BBC reported.
FBI agents evaluated the contents of the 15 boxes of documents seized at the former president’s home and later turned over to the National Archives.
The document, released Friday, detailed what classified materials were discovered in Trump’s home. U.S. federal officials wrote that they found “184 individual documents with classification markings, including 67 documents marked ‘CONFIDENTIAL’, 92 documents marked ‘SECRET’, and another 25 documents marked ‘TOP SECRET’.”
The document states that the documents were marked with multiple classification levels and that the documents examined at that classification level generally contain important national security and defense information. “A large number of these documents also contain memos from the former president,” the document states.
However, a large number of the documents released by the Biden administration are marked classified and have black bars. The Justice Department’s reasoning is that the document contains information that could compromise the work of the government.
The department also says the declassification of a number of pages was necessary to protect witnesses and the work of key organizations such as the Secret Service.