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Attorneys for former US President Donald Trump have in recent months voluntarily turned over to federal investigators additional documents marked as classified as well as a laptop belonging to a Trump aide. , a person familiar with the situation said on Friday night.
The legal team also provided an empty folder marked classified, according to a person who spoke on condition of anonymity to the Associated Press to discuss an ongoing investigation. It is not clear what documents are believed to be in the directory.
A Justice Department special counsel is investigating Trump’s keeping of hundreds of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. FBI agents who executed a search warrant on the property in August recovered about 100 classified documents, including those classified as top secret. A federal grand jury has been hearing evidence in the case for months. Prosecutors are investigating whether Trump knowingly hoarded documents and whether he or anyone else sought to obstruct their investigation, court records show.
ABC News first reported the discovery of additional documents.
A person familiar with the matter said some of the pages marked classified were found during a search several weeks ago at the Mar-a-Lago complex overseen by Trump’s legal team and made available. immediately to the Department of Justice. The person said the documents were found in a box containing thousands of pages. Trump’s legal team has hired investigators to search for any other classified documents that the government has not recovered.
Separately on Friday, the FBI searched the home of former Vice President Mike Pence in Indiana and found an additional document that appeared to be classified, after his lawyers discovered the sensitive documents last month. before. FBI officials also searched President Joe Biden’s home in Delaware after his lawyers found classified documents at his former Washington office and at his Wilmington property.