New unsealed documents have revealed that FBI agents took numerous person items out of Trump’s home in Mar-A-Lago including photographs, magazines, clothing, books and empty folders with classified markings.
The inventory list was unsealed by a judge on Friday and the items taken during the raid of Trump’s Floridian mansion was extensive.
Among them were 47 empty folders bearing classified markings, although the folders had nothing inside them, according to the document.
The Florida Southern District Court has confirmed that the empty files were the same ones that were photographed littered across the floor which the liberal mainstream media jumped on as proof that Trump had been hiding classified government documents.
There were around 86 empty folders in total, most of which displayed labelled like “top secret” but none contained any documents.
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New: The inventory list of materials seized by the FBI from Mar-a-Lago was unsealed, and the first thing that caught my attention was the 43 empty folders with classified banners. pic.twitter.com/TJmR2sAiAW
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) September 2, 2022
Trump took to social media on Wednesday to say that the FBI had purposefully tried to make it look as though he was hiding the documents, or he had thrown them over the floor himself. He posted the FBI’s photograph of the files and said:
“There seems to be confusion as to the “picture” where documents were sloppily thrown on the floor and then released photographically for the world to see, as if that’s what the FBI found when they broke into my home. Wrong!” he wrote on his Truth Social page on Thursday.
“They took them out of cartons and spread them around on the carpet, making it look like a big “find” for them. They dropped them, not me – Very deceiving… And remember, we could have NO representative, including lawyers, present during the Raid. They were told to wait outside”.
He also re-Truthed a meme which mocked the left for continually trying to cancel him year on year, but failing each time, implying that he believes the raid was organized for political reasons.
Agents also seized 11,198 government documents which did not contain any classified markings or labels. More than 1,500 magazine and news article clippers were also removed from the property and Trump said that FBI agents had “rummaged” through Melania’s clothes:
“The whole World was watching as the FBI rummaged through the house, including the former First Lady’s closets (and clothing!), alone and unchecked,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
BREAKING NEWS: The Justice Department blindsides Trump, releases photos which prove that the classified documents that it confiscated from Trump at Mar-a-Lago were clearly labeled “TOP SECRET.” RT IF YOU THINK THAT TRUMP MUST BE CHARGED! pic.twitter.com/U68IX04p4H
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) August 31, 2022
“They even demanded that the security cameras be turned off (we refused), but there was no way of knowing if what they took was legitimate, or was there a ‘plant?’ This was, after all, the FBI!”
It comes as Trump’s lawyers are continuing to press Judge Aileen Cannon for the release of more inventory and they requested to have a third party examine the documents.
Judge Cannon, who was appointed by Trump, said she would consider releasing more documents after pressing government lawyers about why they should not be released.
Trump’s lawyer, Jim Trusty said the raid was a “criminalized investigation” and told Judge Cannon that the ordeal was akin to not returning an “overdue library book”.
If the comments on Trump’s Truth Social page are anything to go by, the raid has done nothing but increase the former president’s popularity among Republicans as the 2024 election looms. Probably not what the establishment had in mind!