Just put it all in the closet

Be careful what you wish for.

Twenty-seven documents with classified and top secret markings were recovered from former President Trump’s office at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, according to a detailed inventory of what the FBI removed during its court-approved search of the home last month.

The eight-page inventory detailing over 10,000 government documents removed in the search includes the location where each item was found and if it was classified, but not the subject matter. In many cases, highly classified materials are listed as having been stored in the same boxes as hundreds of unclassified items, including newspaper and magazine clippings and clothing.

In other words highly classified stuff was dumped in with random worthless stuff as if it were a collection of old crossword puzzles.

Among the boxes were 48 empty folders marked with a classified banner. Those empty folders could be of particular concern as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence assesses the risks to national security that could result from disclosure of the seized materials because it could be difficult to determine what information might have been inside and where it is now.

Like…Moscow? Putin’s dacha? The dining room at Maralago?

For example, one box in Trump’s office contained 99 news clippings dated between January 2017 and October 2018 along with seven U.S. government documents marked top secret, the highest level of classification; 15 government documents marked secret, the second highest; two government documents with confidential markings, the lowest; 43 empty folders with classified banners and 28 empty folders labeled “return to staff secretary/military aide.”

That’s their security system. File the secret stuff in with the garbage and no one will ever find it.

In the 26 boxes removed from a storage room were 26 documents marked confidential, 11 marked top secret and 34 marked secret commingled with 9,274 government documents or photos without classification markings; five empty folders with classified banners; and 14 folders labeled “return to staff secretary/military aide.” Also in the boxes were hundreds of news articles, clothing, gifts and books.

Condoms? Half-eaten cheeseburgers? A couple of dead dogs?

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