Trump Had 300 Classified Documents At Mar-a-Lago, Called Boxes ‘Mine:’ Report
Former President Donald Trump had more than 300 classified documents at his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago,
that have since been recovered by the federal government, The New York Times reported Monday.
The figures represent three batches of documents that federal officials have recovered in recent months amid growing concern Trump had absconded with the files after he left the White House.
About 150 documents marked classified were handed over to the National Archives in January, a large number that prompted concern from officials there that Trump may have had additional sensitive material in the bowels of the resort.
Trump reportedly went through those boxes himself late last year before they were turned over.
Officials at the Justice Department later went to the Florida estate in June with a subpoena for any additional classified material.
But reviews of security footage and information from interviews with Trump’s aides led them to believe there were even more documents that hadn’t been turned over.
The Times added former White House officials were tasked with trying to return the documents to the federal government, but Trump resisted, calling the boxes: “Mine.”