Donald Trump investigated under Espionage Act as FBI seize ‘top secret’ papers from home | ITV News

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The FBI found several documents labelled “top secret” from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, according to court papers, as the former president is investigated under the Espionage Act.

A federal judge agreed to make a warrant used to search Mr Trump’s home on Monday public, with a property receipt revealing FBI agents took 11 sets of classified records from his house.

The seized records include some that were marked classified as top secret and also “sensitive compartmented information,” a special category meant to protect the nation’s most important secrets and those that, if revealed, would harm US interests.

The warrant details that federal agents were investigating potential violations of three different federal laws, including one that governs gathering, transmitting or losing defence information under the Espionage Act.

The other statutes address the concealment, mutilation or removal of records and the destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in federal investigations.

In a statement on Friday, Mr Trump claimed that the documents seized by agents were “all declassified” and argued that he would have turned them over to the Justice Department if asked.

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