Donald Trump’s authorized staff lately turned over a folder bearing categorised markings to the Justice Division that was discovered on the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, a senior regulation enforcement official instructed NBC Information.
Trump’s legal professionals instructed the DOJ it got here from Mar-a-Lago so they’re going underneath that assumption, the official mentioned, including that the folder was discovered final month and Trump’s legal professionals turned it over voluntarily.
It’s unclear what degree of classification markings had been on the folder or what it might have contained.
The folder’s discovery was first reported by ABC News on Friday.
The Justice Division has been engaged in ongoing efforts to recover classified documents from former presidents after a sequence of such paperwork had been present in Trump’s possession.
In August of final yr, FBI brokers executed a search warrant and recovered bins containing greater than 100 paperwork with classification markings after Trump’s legal professionals mentioned he’d returned all paperwork with categorised markings from the White Home, Justice Division officers mentioned in courtroom filings.
The FBI found a further categorised doc at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana dwelling throughout a voluntary five-hour search of his home Friday.
Pence had reported discovering a “small number” of categorised paperwork in his dwelling final month. That got here after Obama-era classified documents had been present in President Joe Biden’s Delaware dwelling and an workplace he utilized in Washington, D.C., through the Trump administration.