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Justice Department releases less redacted FBI search warrant for Trump's Mar-a-Lago

The affidavit includes a picture of approximately 61 boxes in the storage room. 

Published: July 6, 2023 11:32am

Officials released a less redacted version of the FBI's affidavit that agents used to obtain a search warrant of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida in August 2022. 

Many of the unredacted details in the affidavit published Wednesday were included in the Justice Department's 37-count indictment of Trump last month. 

New information revealed in the document includes evidence of surveillance footage that appeared to show Trump aide Walt Nauta moving boxes months before the raid. Nauta was indicted last month.

Another new revelation in the affidavit includes how officials said boxes were stored in at least two different rooms in Mar-a-Lago. The affidavit includes a picture of approximately 61 boxes in the storage room. 

Additionally, the affidavit said that any rooms used by Trump and his staff would be included in the search. Even though Mar-a-Lago was closed for the summer, any occupied rooms being used by third parties at Mar-a-Lago would not be searched, the affidavit also said.

The FBI found a total of 103 classified documents in their search of Mar-a-Lago. 

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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