Judge unseals more of affidavit, reveals Trump handed over more documents than reported

After the raid, it became public that Trump previously complied with a grand jury subpoena and surrendered classified documents to the FBI when they visited Mar-a-Lago.

Updated: September 13, 2022 - 8:20pm

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A federal judge on Tuesday unredacted additional portions of the affidavit the FBI used to secure a warrant for its raid of Donald Trump's Florida home, revealing that the former president previously surrendered more documents to the bureau ahead of the raid than previously reported.

Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, who authorized the FBI's search warrant and since released an earlier version of the affidavit, released the additional portions of the affidavit at the request of the Department of Justice, per Fox News.

"Since the fifteen boxes were provided to NARA [National Archives and Records Administration], documents bearing classifications markings, which appear to contain [national defense information] and were stored at the premises in an unauthorized location, have been produced to the government in response to a grand jury subpoena," the newly unredacted section reads, according to the Washington Times.

After the raid, it became public that Trump previously complied with a grand jury subpoena and surrendered classified documents to the FBI when they visited Mar-a-Lago. The newly released portion indicates that the former president provided the FBI with additional documents in a separate instance, again prior to the raid.

The May 24 subpoena with which Trump apparently complied sought "any and all documents or writings in the custody or control of Donald J. Trump and/or the Office of Donald J. Trump bearing classification markings," according to Fox.

The DOJ is currently facing a legal battle to continue reviewing the materials the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago after U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon granted Trump's request to appoint a special master to independently review them and barred the DOJ from continuing its own efforts.

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