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Federal Reserve Seeks Documents on Nuclear Weapons at Trump's Florida Estate: Report

FBI agents were looking for classified documents about nuclear weapons when the federal government raided former President Donald Trump's Florida mansion, Thursday. the report said.

People familiar with the investigation told the Washington Postclassified documents that he was one of the items pursued by the FBI in Monday's raid.

Both the Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department have faced increasing pressure to release more information since the raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago mansion. 

An unnamed source did not provide details regarding specific information sought in the raid.

It was also unclear whether classified documents were found by agents during a search on Thursday night.

The latest revelations reported were that Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday the search that led to an unprecedented raid on Trump's home. It was brought after stating that he had "personally approved" the warrant.

He also said the Department of Justice will require a federal judge to open a copy of the warrant. The judge instructed the Justice Department to notify the court by 3:00 p.m. Friday if Trump opposes disclosure.

An aerial view of President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Palm Beach, Florida.
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A former Department of Justice official told The Washington Post that nuclear intelligence Law enforcement agencies want to quickly recover classified documents that could compromise US security.

"If true, it would suggest that the material illegally stored at Mar-a-Lago may have been classified at the highest classification level." said David Raufman, former head of the Justice Department's counterintelligence division.

A Secret Service agent outside of Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach on Tuesday August 9, 2022
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If Mar-a-Lago still has top-secret materials, it will serve a greater 'fire' motivation to retrieve them as soon as possible," he said. I was.

On the same day that Garland defended the federal government against persistent criticism of the raid,after armed men attempted to raid his FBI offices in Cincinnati, he fled.

The suspect, identified as Ricky Schiffer, reportedly demanded violence against the federal government aftersearching Trump's home. Schiffer was eventually shot dead by police hours after the attempted breach.