Classified files found by FBI agents at Mar-a-Lago included secret documents that described intelligence work regarding China and at least one of them described Iran's missile programme, Washington Post reports.
Donald Trump asks justices to block part of a lower court's ruling that prevents an independent arbiter from vetting more than 100 documents marked as classified by FBI seized during raid at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.
Washington Post report did not identify foreign government discussed in document that FBI seized from Trump's Florida house, nor did it indicate whether the country was friendly or hostile to US.
The US Justice Department says classified documents were “likely concealed and removed” from a storage room at former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate.
Fourteen of the 15 boxes recovered from Trump’s Florida estate early this year contained classified documents, mixed in with newspapers, magazines and personal correspondence, according to an FBI affidavit.
US Justice Department has been unwilling to release even a heavily edited document as search warrant affidavits contain potentially revealing information about an investigation.
In a newly disclosed May letter, the US National Archives reports the finding of classified documents at Donald Trump's Florida home earlier this year, with some having the highest levels of classification.
Former US president's attorneys say materials taken from Trump's Florida residence were “presumptively” covered by executive privilege and the FBI review should be overseen by a "special master".
The Justice Department said it can unseal other documents tied to the search but is against the disclosure of the affidavit itself.
Republicans are calling for the disclosure of detailed information which persuaded a federal judge to issue a search warrant. The information may disclose sources and details about the nature of the documents and other classified information.
His appeal came hours after the Justice Department asked a court to unseal the warrant, with Attorney General Merrick Garland citing the “substantial public interest in this matter”.
Police said officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect, but he raised a weapon towards the police and was fatally shot in the standoff.
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