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Federal Reserve Seeks Documents on Nuclear Weapons During Raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago Estate: Report

FBI agents were looking for classified documents about nuclear weapons when the FBI raided former President Donald Trump's Florida mansion, reported Thursday the book told.

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 pressure to release more information since Trump's raid on Mar-a-Lago's mansion. 

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

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

The latest revelation reported is that Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a search warrant Thursday that led to an unprecedented raid on Trump's home was brought after stating that he had "personally approved" the

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.
Trump departs Trump Towers in NYC earlier this week, just days after the FBI raid in Florida.

A former Department of Justice official told The Washington Post that top-secret information, such as nuclear information, allows law enforcement to access sensitive documents that could compromise U.S. security.

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

A Secret Service agent outside of Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach on Tuesday August 9, 2022
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A Secret Service officer stands guard outside former U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home after an FBI raid earlier this week.

" If the FBI and the Justice Department believe Mar-a-Lago still has top-classified material, it's a larger "hairy-fire motive to retrieve that material as soon as possible," he said.

On the same day Garland defended the federal government against persistent criticism of the raid,an armed man attempted to raid his FBI offices in Cincinnati, but 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.