Judge releases more detailed list of items seized by FBI from Mar-a-Lago

Whether the list released Friday catalogues additional items or is a definitive list is unclear.

Updated: September 2, 2022 - 12:21pm

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A federal judge in Florida on Friday released a list of materials the FBI seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort that reportedly includes a mix of "top secret" documents, such personal items as photographs and other materials. 

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon unsealed the list before deciding on whether to appoint a special master, or a third-party overseer, to review the materials seized in the Aug. 8 raid, as part of the Justice Department's probe into whether Trump left the White House in 2021 with materials that were supposed to go to the National Archives.

Whether the list released Friday catalogues additional items or is a definitive list is unclear. 

Trump and his lawyers say he had declassified some material, while others are protected by attorney-client privilege. 

Among the reportedly seized boxes of documents from the Florida estate were the photographs and at least 24 classified documents.

The list also included 15 "secret" documents, seven "top secret" documents and 43 empty folders with "classified" banners from a box seized from Trump's office.

There were also 28 empty folders labeled "return to staff secretary military aide" taken from the former president's office.

Similar items were also taken from a storage room at the estate.

Many magazine and newspaper articles were also reportedly seized, in addition to numerous government documents that had no classification markings.