Trump's battle with the DOJ intensifies as FBI reportedly finds nuclear docs at Mar-a-Lago

West Palm Beach, Florida - A new report indicated that some of the 11,000 documents seized by the FBI at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate were highly classified docs that described a foreign government's military and nuclear capabilities.

The FBI reportedly found classified documents regarding a foreign government's nuclear capabilities and more during its search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.
The FBI reportedly found classified documents regarding a foreign government's nuclear capabilities and more during its search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.  © Collage: Unsplash / @daleng / SPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The report was published by the Washington Post one day after Judge Aileen Cannon ruled in Trump's favor by granting his request for a special master to review the docs taken during the FBI's raid on August 8.

The publication cited sources "familiar with the search," who disclosed that among the documents taken were those containing classified information about nuclear weapons, a foreign government's nuclear and military abilities, and records that detailed top-secret US operations that required special clearances "on a need-to-know basis" that extended beyond a top-secret clearance.

The sources also claimed that some of the most senior national security officials in the Biden administration weren't even authorized to review some of the documents seized due to their highly classified status.

The Post's sources didn't indicate what foreign government was cited in the docs describing military defenses that were found and taken by the FBI, but the publication did indicate that some of the records seized at Mar-a-Lago were typically in close-guarded areas that had a "designated control officer" who monitored the documents' location.

If some of the US' most senior national security officials didn't even have the clearances needed to hold or review some of the docs found in the FBI's search, it makes you wonder if Trump's "designated control officer" had the required clearances needed to handle the docs, either.

The Washington Post's report is the latest development in the Department of Justice's investigation into the former president for the unauthorized removal of highly classified records from the White House. A redacted version of the DOJ's inventory list citing each item taken during the FBI's search at Mar-a-Lago was made public on September 2.

Cover photo: Collage: Unsplash / @daleng / SPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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