According to media reports, at least two other secret documents emerged during a search of a storage room in the state of Florida used by former US President Donald Trump.
A team hired by Trump himself made the find, the Washington Post and the US broadcaster CNN reported yesterday, citing informants familiar with the matter. The documents, which were not described in detail, were handed over to the Federal Police FBI.
Trump's team examined the storage room as part of a larger search of several Republican properties, it said. Trump had previously been asked to comment on whether he had given the FBI all documents classified as confidential, secret or top secret.
The background is the dispute over the handling of government documents that has been going on for months: On August 8th, the FBI searched Trump's private property Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach (Florida) and confiscated documents there with the notes "Secret" and "Top Secret". from his tenure.
Before that, the National Archives - which is responsible for storing presidential documents - had been trying for months to get Trump's papers. By storing the papers at his home, the 76-year-old could have been guilty. The investigation is also about the allegation of obstruction of justice.