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Justice Department Now Says More Docs Missing from Mar-a-Lago

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The Mar-a-Lago document saga appears to be far from over this week, as the DOJ is now suggesting that even more documents are missing from the National Archives.

The drama began weeks ago, after the FBI raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, seeking allegedly confidential records that were being stored there.

Now, after already absconding with 11,000 pieces of information, the DOJ says some are still AWOL.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s team may not have returned all the classified records removed from the White House at the end of his presidency even after an FBI search of his home, U.S. prosecutors warned on Thursday, calling it a potential national security risk that needs investigation.

That revelation came in a Justice Department court filing asking U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon to let it continue reviewing about 100 classified records seized by the FBI at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate while it investigates whether classified documents were illegally removed from the White House and improperly stored there.

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Trump is under investigation for retaining government records, some of which were marked as highly classified, at the resort in Palm Beach, Florida, his home after leaving office in January 2021.

The missing documents were a drop in the bucket, however.

The 100 documents represent a fraction of the more than 11,000 records and photographs seized, most of which the government said Trump may review because they are not classified.

Donald Trump has stated on several occasions that the documents at Mar-a-Lago were declassified by him before being transported, a claim that casts doubt on the DOJ and FBI’s stated intentions.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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