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Trump’s legal team turned over folder with classified markings to Justice Department

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Donald Trump’s authorized staff not too long ago turned over a folder bearing categorized markings to the Justice Division that was discovered on the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, a senior legislation enforcement official instructed NBC Information.

Trump’s legal professionals instructed the DOJ it got here from Mar-a-Lago so they’re going below that assumption, the official stated, including that the folder was discovered final month and Trump’s legal professionals turned it over voluntarily.

It’s unclear what stage of classification markings had been on the folder or what it might have contained.

The folder’s discovery was first reported by ABC News on Friday.

The Justice Division has been engaged in ongoing efforts to recover classified documents from former presidents after a collection of such paperwork had been present in Trump’s possession.

In August of final yr, FBI brokers executed a search warrant and recovered packing containers containing greater than 100 paperwork with classification markings after Trump’s legal professionals stated he’d returned all paperwork with categorized markings from the White Home, Justice Division officers stated in court docket filings.

The FBI found a further categorized doc at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana dwelling throughout a voluntary five-hour search of his home Friday.

Pence had reported discovering a “small number” of categorized paperwork in his dwelling final month. That got here after Obama-era classified documents had been present in President Joe Biden’s Delaware dwelling and an workplace he utilized in Washington, D.C., through the Trump administration.