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DOJ discloses redacted affidavit justifying Trump Mar-a-Lago raid

Washington, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday revealed a heavily redacted copy of the affidavit used to obtain a search warrant for former President Donald Trump´s home Mar-a-Lago.

The FBI had probable cause to believe that records containing classified national defense information would be found at the Palm Beach, Florida, residence, according to an agent who wrote the 32-page affidavit.

The FBI found that in those boxes were documents that bore classification markings, and included records relating to national defense information, which had been store at Mar-a-Lago in an unsecured location.

The 15 boxes included 184 specific documents marked classified, 67 of which were marked ¨confidential¨, 92 marked ¨secret¨ and 25 documents marked “top secret”, according to the affidavit.

Following the events, Trump posted on his social network Truth Social that he did “nothing wrong” and reiterated his hypothesis that he is victim of a judicial persecution.

Basically we´ve been attacked, we were raided. FBI agents opened the safes. Many FBI agents came to my house, all just before the Nov. midterm elections, Trump posted on his digital platform.

The disclosure of the affidavit responds to the order of federal magistrate Bruce Reinhart, who determined important to make public the reasons that led to the Mar-a-Lago search past August 8.

Trump is currently in the political and media spotlight not only because of the FBI raid, but also because he is under scrutiny in another sets of investigations related to his businesses and also to his attempts to stay in power based on the rigged election theory.

57% of respondents to an NBC poll said they favored continuing investigations into Trump, while 40% said they favored stopping them. pll/acl/avr

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