A recent search of a Florida storage unit used
by former President Donald Trump yielded two items designated as classified,
two people familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
The sources declined to elaborate on the nature of
the materials, which were retrieved from a West Palm Beach, Florida location,
and turned over to federal authorities as part of a continuing investigation
into Trump's retention of sensitive government records after he left office in
A search, which included other Trump properties,
was conducted by an outside group assembled by the former president's lawyers
after federal officials had expressed concern about the proper accounting for
sensitive government records, reports The USA Today.
The recovery was first reported by the
Washington Post, citing three searches for classified
materials after Trump’s attorneys were pressed by a federal judge to attest
that they had fully complied with a May grand jury subpoena to turn over
all classified materials.
An August search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate
resulted in the seizure of 11,000 government documents, including about 100
records designated as classified, escalating a criminal inquiry implicating the
The documents investigation is one of several
criminal inquiries now threatening Trump, who last month announced a new campaign to retake the White House.
Trump's announcement triggered the Justice
Department's appointment of a special counsel to oversee the documents
investigation and a separate inquiry into efforts to subvert the 2020 election.
Local prosecutors in Georgia are also
pursuing a sprawling investigation involving Trump's interference in the 2020
election in that state, including attempts to pressure state officials to
overturn President Joe Biden's election win.