WASHINGTON (CNN) — The FBI was looking for classified documents related to nuclear weapons when it searched Mar-a-Lago on Monday, according to the Washington Post.
The Post reports that top secret information experts feared the documents, which weren’t properly secured, were falling into the wrong hands.
Documents on nuclear weapons capabilities are particularly sensitive and usually very limited to a small number of government officials.
Details about nuclear weapons could provide foreign intelligence agencies with a roadmap for finding ways to counter these systems.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has asked that the search warrant used at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate be unsealed and made public. (CNN, POOL)
The Post’s report does not say whether the FBI managed to recover the classified documents during its search for the Palm Beach resort.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday he had “personally approved” of the decision to seek a warrant for the search of Trump’s Florida home.
The Department of Justice filed a request to have the search warrant for the property unsealed.
The DOJ will discuss this request with Trump on Friday to determine whether he objects to the publication.
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