On Friday, the Justice Department released a partially redacted search warrant related to the justification of the raid on Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s Florida residence.
The affidavit has revealed that a criminal investigation into the former President began “as a result of a referral the United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).”
The FBI agent assigned to the case said that “The NARA Referral stated that according to NARA’s White House Liaison Division Director, a preliminary review of the FIFTEEN BOXES indicated that they contained “newspapers, magazines, printed news articles, photos, miscellaneous print-outs, notes, presidential correspondence, personal and post- presidential records, and ‘a lot of classified records.’ Of most significant concern was that highly classified records were unfoldered, intermixed with other records, and otherwise unproperly [sic]identified.”
According to the affidavit, from May 16-18, 2022, FBI agents conducted a preliminary review of the fifteen boxes provided to NARA and identified documents with classification markings in fourteen of them.
You can read the search warrant below.
Notice of filing of redacted memorandum
Earlier today at the White House, President Biden was asked today at the White House if he thinks documents at Mar-a-Lago threatened national security. Here’s what he said.