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Top Secret’ Documents Seized in Raid on Trump Home

WASHINGTON: FBI agents seized records marked “top secret” during their search of former president Donald Trump´s Florida estate, according to documents made public Friday in a probe that includes possible violations of the US Espionage Act.

The search warrant and related materials, unsealed by a Florida judge, showed agents carted away a significant number of items from the raid, which ignited a political firestorm in an already bitterly divided country.

The warrant, which was personally approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland, authorized the FBI to search the “45 office” — a reference to the 45th US president´s private office at his Mar-a-Lago residence — and storage rooms.

It directed them to seize documents and records “illegally possessed” in violation of three criminal statutes, including one falling under the Espionage Act, which makes it a crime to illegally obtain or retain national security information.