A search team hired by former President Donald Trump’s lawyers uncovered two documents with classified markings in his Florida storage unit. The documents were handed over to the FBI during a search of four of the former leader's properties.

Trump Tower in New York, the Bedminster golf club, an office unit in Florida and the Florida storage unit were among the properties the team conducted a search on, The Washington Post reported. These were listed locations where the General Services Administration supposedly shipped Trump’s belongings when he vacated the White House. The federal judge ordered thorough searches of his properties to ensure all classified documents had been returned to the government.

Some three pallets were found containing boxes all of which were said to have been packed from the White House then temporarily held in Virginia and finally shipped to Florida in September 2021. The contents of the boxes seem to never have been cataloged and this was the same unit where Trump’s lawyers had earlier sent two dozen boxes from and forwarded to the National Archives this year.

While Trump’s lawyers offered to allow federal investigators to observe the search at his Bedminster property, this was declined by investigators. From then, no other such offers to observe were given for the other properties. As it is, Trump’s legal team was about to give the go signal to allow federal agents to do over the search at Mar-a-Lago in an effort to appease the Justice Department. A spokesman for Trump, Steven Cheung said the former President and his counsel will continue to be transparent and cooperative throughout the investigation. 

The newest documents found could make matters worse for Trump’s legal exposures following the seizure of some 103 classified documents at the Mar-a-Lago resort in August. This came after Trump was served with a grand jury subpoena in May where he was asked to turn over all government records with classified markings that came from the “45 Office”. To this day, the Justice Department suspects that Trump is still in possession of more classified government records that he should no longer have any access to. 

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