The federal authorities had staged a “photo op” with the newly disclosed photograph showing documents with classified markings at former President Donald Trump’s Florida resort, alleged ex-White House aide Kash Patel.
The image, captured on Aug. 8 during the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago, showed six documents labeled as “top secret” and several marked as “secret” spread across the carpet in Trump’s home.
“Certain of the documents had colored cover sheets indicating their classification status,” said lawyers for the Justice Department (DOJ) in a brief filed on Aug. 30, in which they urged against granting Trump’s motion for a special master; a neutral outsider who would review the seized Mar-a-Lago materials and sift out potentially privileged documents. The lawyers said that even the FBI counterintelligence personnel and DOJ attorneys reviewing the documents had to request additional clearances to review some of the documents….


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