The big numbers from the Mar-a-Lago search
Washington (CNN) — The Justice Department inquiry into former President Donald Trump’s potential mishandling of classified documents is heating up, with new court filings revealing extraordinary details about the sensitive files Trump took from the White House to Mar-a-Lago.
The National Archives and Records Administration, known as NARA, realized last year that it didn’t receive all the documents it was entitled to from Trump’s time in office. After months of negotiations, Trump voluntarily turned over a batch of material to NARA in January, 2022.
When classified documents were discovered in those boxes, the Justice Department and FBI got involved, launching a criminal investigation. Investigators served a grand jury subpoena in June, taking more materials from Mar-a-Lago. And in an unprecedented move, they executed a court-approved search warrant at the resort in August.
Along the way, federal investigators recovered hundreds of classified records from Mar-a-Lago, and the recent spate of court filings have been filled with facts and figures about the probe.
Here’s a breakdown of the most important numbers from the ongoing criminal investigation.
Trump voluntarily turned over 15 boxes of materials to the National Archives (NARA) in January. These were materials that Trump took to Mar-a-Lago while leaving the White House.
There were more than 700 pages of materials among the 184 unique classified documents found in the boxes that Trump voluntarily turned over to NARA in January.
FBI agents found 184 unique classified documents in the 15 boxes that Trump voluntarily turned over to NARA in January.
There were 67 classified documents marked “confidential” among the materials that Trump voluntarily turned over in January. This is the lowest level of classification.
There were 92 classified documents marked “secret.” This is the middle level of classification.
There were 25 classified documents marked “top secret.” This is the highest level of classification.
Trump’s lawyers handed over one Redweld envelope to the Justice Department in June, weeks after receiving a subpoena demanding any classified records that were still at Mar-a-Lago.
There were 5 documents marked “confidential” in the envelope. This is the lowest level of classification.
FBI agents found 38 unique classified documents in the envelope Trump’s lawyers turned over under subpoena in June.
There were 16 documents marked “secret.” This is the middle level of classification.
There were 17 documents marked “top secret” in the envelope. This is the highest level of classification.
The FBI seized 33 boxes of materials from Mar-a-Lago during a court-approved search in August.
The FBI seized two binders of photos during its search of Mar-a-Lago in August.
The FBI found more than 100 classified documents among the materials seized from Mar-a-Lago in August. The documents contained classified records marked “confidential,” “secret, and “top secret.”
Dozens of FBI agents were on the ground at Mar-a-Lago as part of the court-approved search in August.
Federal investigators spent approximately nine hours at Mar-a-Lago while executing a search in August.