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Mar-a-Lago document Image from 9:22-cv-81294-AMC Document 48 Entered on FLSD Docket 08/30/2022, p. 54

The big take-away from the Friday (2 Sept. 2022) unsealing is that there were both some classified documents, as well as empty classified document sleeves. The sleeves (folders) would help “Cover or close material if uncleared personnel approach“, as outlined in US Marine basic officer course.

The question remains: Were the classified documents returned in different sleeves brought to Trump, after he misplaced original sleeves that were found at his home, or if the documents are missing. Regardless, these documents belong in the US archives, as part of the public record, not in a private club.

Interesting: “Folder Marked ‘Classified’ Apparently On Display At Trump 45-Themed Barhttps://youtu.be/0qBC_IHDvkk

Another question is if the Mar-a-Lago search is related to the recent FBI search of Vekselberg properties, or some other case.

It’s worth remembering that a little over a week before the 2016 US election (Trump v Hillary), FBI Director Comey announced a re-opening of the Hillary Clinton email probe. He then re-shut it two days before the election. Normally no such announcement should have been made so close to an election. Many believe that this threw the election to Trump. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton_email_controversy#October_2016_–_Additional_investigation It’s a little over 2 months until the 2022 elections. And, Donald Trump isn’t on the ballot this November. A few outspoken Republicans, who have taken Russia’s side, after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is what is damaging the “brand”. They are fake MAGA Russia first, masquerading as MAGA.

Apparently elected US officials need a basic training course. They should also be required to pass a security clearance, as part of running for office.
From the basic officer course for US Marines regarding the handling of classified information:
Use classified material in a controlled environment that limits the number of people who have access to it.

Cover or close material if uncleared personnel approach.

Never leave classified material unsecured.

Never take classified material home.

Memorize safe combinations; written records of combinations are only maintained in the CMCC and may not be held by any individual.

Store nothing valuable with classified material.

Do not discuss classified material with anyone other than cleared personnel with need to know.

Destroy material exactly when told using the prescribed method.

Treat derivative classified material with the same respect as original material.

Are familiar with the emergency destruction plan.

Report all contacts with foreign nationals from hostile countries.”
See this and more here: https://www.trngcmd.marines.mil/Portals/207/Docs/TBS/B141176%20Security%20of%20Classified%20Material.pdf

AUG 3 0 2022
DONALD J. TRUMP, Plaintiff,
In its order of August 27, 2022, the Court ordered the undersigned to provide a
“particularized notice indicating the status of [the government’s] review of the seized
DE. 29 (the “Preliminary Order”) at 2, Section 3.b.ii. This submission
represents the investigative team’s notice. [1]
A separate notice will be filed by the “filter” team.

As of the date of this filing, the investigative team has completed a preliminary review of the materials seized pursuant to the search warrant executed on August 8, 2022, with the exception of any potentially attorney-client privileged materials that, pursuant to the filter protocols set forth in the search warrant affidavit, have not been provided to the investigative team. The documents bearing classification markings that were seized during the execution of the search warrant have been segregated from the remainder of the seized materials and

[1] The Preliminary Order indicated that this notice should be filed under seal. In an abundance of caution, the government is filing this Notice under seal and ex parte since it contains the type of information that, in the normal course, would not be shared with the owner of a premises that was searched pursuant to a court-authorized criminal search warrant”.

p. 2:
The investigative team has reviewed the seized materials in furtherance of its ongoing investigation, evaluating the relevance and character of each item seized, and making preliminary determinations about investigative avenues suggested or warranted by the character and nature of the seized items.

The seized materials will continue to be used to further the government’s investigation, and the investigative team will continue to use and evaluate the seized materials as it takes further investigative steps, such as through additional witness interviews and grand jury practice. Additionally, all evidence pertaining to the seized items–including, but not limited to, the nature and manner in which they were stored, as well as any evidence with respect to particular documents or items of interest-will inform the government’s investigation.

Thus, it is important to note, “review” of the seized materials is not a single investigative step but an ongoing process in this active criminal investigation. That said, the government can confirm for the Court that the investigative team has already examined every item seized (other than materials that remain subject to the filter protocols), even as its investigation and further review continues. The investigative team has been and will be continually mindful of the potential for attorney-client privilege issues and the filter protocols contained in the search warrant.

Additionally, as the government has separately explained in its Notice of Receipt of Preliminary Order and Attorney Appearance, D.E. 31, the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (“ODNI”) are facilitating a classification review of materials recovered pursuant to the search warrant, and ODNI is leading an
intelligence community assessment of the potential risk to national security that would result.

Page 3:
from disclosure of the seized materials.
As directed by the Court’s Preliminary Order, the government has attached a more
detailed property receipt as Exhibit A hereto.
Respectfully submitted,
/s Juan Antonio Gonzalez
Florida Bar No. 897388
/s Jay I. Bratt
Counterintelligence and Export Control
National Security Division
Washington, D.C. 20530
Illinois Bar No. 6187361
” Case 9:22-cv-81294-AMC Document 39 Entered on FLSD Docket 08/30/2022 https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.618763/gov.uscourts.flsd.618763.39.0_1.pdf


Click to access gov.uscourts.flsd.618763.39.1_1.pdf

Regarding Hillary Clinton private server emails: https://www.grassley.senate.gov/download/2019-10-17-state-dept-to-ceg-classified-emails
Excerpt: “APD also sought to determine if these incidents were representative of a larger pattern of classified information mishandling or a deliberate means to handle classified information outside of official channels. Careful consideration of the broader context has yielded the following observations and conclusions:

The Use of Personal Email to conduct Official Business Represented an Increased Risk of Unauthorized Disclosure

It was APD’s determination that the use of a private email system to conduct official business added an increased degree of risk of compromise as a private system lacks the network monitoring and intrusion detection capabilities of State Department networks. While the use of a private email system itself did not necessarily increase the likelihood of classified information being transmitted on unclassified systems, those incidents which then resulted in the presence of classified information upon it carried an increased risk of compromise or inadvertent disclosure.

APD Uncovered No Persuasive Evidence of Systemic Misuse Relative to the Deliberate Introduction of Classified Information to Unclassified Systems

While there were some instances of classified information being inappropriately introduced into an unclassified system in furtherance of expedience, by and large, ‘the individuals interviewed were aware of security policies and did their best to implement them in their operations. Correspondence with the Secretary is inherently sensitive, and is therefore open for broad interpretation as to classification, particularly with respect to Foreign Government Information. Instances of classified information being deliberately transmitted via unclassified email were the rare exception and resulted in adjudicated security violations. There was no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information….https://www.grassley.senate.gov/download/2019-10-17-state-dept-to-ceg-classified-emails More may be seen at Grassley’s web site. For instance: https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/state-dept-s-clinton-server-review-found-38-individuals-culpable-91-security

US Judge Unseals Detailed Inventory of Items Seized from Trump Home September 02, 2022 1:58 PM
By Masood Farivar
A U.S. judge on Friday unsealed a detailed list of government documents and other items seized from former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate last month.

The eight-page inventory doesn’t describe the subjects of the seized materials, but it confirms the Justice Department’s assertion that highly classified government documents were intermixed with other items at the Trump residence, in apparent violation of federal law.

The FBI executed the August 8 search of Trump’s property as part of a months-long investigation into how hundreds of classified government documents ended up there after Trump left office in January 2021.

The Justice Department last month released a list of items FBI agents took during the search, but the former president later asked a federal judge to both appoint an independent “special master” to review the documents and to order the release of a more detailed inventory.

Federal Judge Aileen Cannon of the Southern District of Florida ordered the unsealing of the inventory report after hearing arguments on Thursday by Trump’s lawyers and federal prosecutors over Trump’s request.

Federal prosecutors opposed Trump’s request for a special master, saying a Justice Department special team has already conducted a review of the documents and identified “privileged” material that may need to be returned to the former president.

While ordering the release of the inventory, Cannon, however, deferred an immediate decision on Trump’s request for a special master, saying she’ll issue a ruling “in due course.”

In a status review of the seized records, also unsealed Friday, federal prosecutors, wrote that the classified documents, numbering more than 100, have been segregated from the rest of the items and “separately stored in accordance with appropriate procedures governing the security of classified material.”

In a footnote, the prosecutors expressed apparent displeasure at Cannon’s order to release the information.

The evidence seized from Trump’s property, they wrote, “contains the type of information that, in the normal course, would not be shared with the owner of a premises that was searched pursuant to a court authorized search warrant.”

“Without directly saying so, they are suggesting to the court that it erred by making them file this under seal, because you usually wouldn’t, as the subject in a criminal case, get this kind of information at this stage,” a former federal prosecutor said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The inventory lists thousands of items and documents without classification marking, as well as other items, often kept alongside classified documents.

In a box taken from Trump’s office in Mar-a-Lago, 99 “Magazines/Newspapers/Press Articles and other media” from 2017 to 2018 were mixed with two confidential documents, 15 secret documents, and seven top secret documents.

In another box seized from a storage room at the premises, 30 magazines, newspapers and media clippings were intermingled with 11 confidential documents, 21 secret documents, three articles of clothing/gift items, one book, and 255 unclassified documents and photographs.” https://www.voanews.com/a/us-judge-unseals-detailed-inventory-of-items-seized-from-trump-home/6728793.html