When it comes to the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago, we are now three weeks into the aftermath and still left with more questions than answers.
The entire, unprecedented incident has been shrouded in a cloak of liberal secrecy for weeks now, as the nation continues to simmer and rumble at the thought of what comes next. The move was a bold one for the Biden administration, for sure, and there are more than a few pundits out there who see the raid as a politically-motivated action on par with the tyrannical leaders of yesteryear.
The only way in which the administration can combat this characterization would be through transparency, and we received at least a modicum of that on Friday.
A federal judge on Friday unsealed a detailed list of the materials the FBI took from former President Donald Trump’s Florida home last month
Among the notable entries: “43 Empty Folders with ‘CLASSIFIED’ Banners.” There are other entries that have similar descriptions bringing a sum total of 48 empty folders that had “classified” markings.
Also on the list are “documents and photographs without a classification marking” and “magazines” and “newspapers and articles.” The newly unsealed list from the DOJ also “describes hundreds upon hundreds of U.S. government documents collected by investigators without any classification markings that were grouped in some cases with only a few documents that bore classification markings ranging from Confidential to Top Secret/SCI,” reports ABC News.
There has been intense debate about the appropriateness of Trump maintaining possession of the documents, with the former President declaring the documents to have been declassified during his time in office, and the federal government suggesting that this is not the case.