• The New York Times reported Monday that Trump kept more than 300 classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.
  • The documents included information from the CIA, NSA, and FBI on matters of national security.
  • The government recovered the documents in three separate batches, including the Aug. 8 search.

Former President Donald Trump kept more than 300 documents marked as classified at his residence in Mar-a-Lago after he left the White House, The New York Times reported Monday

The government recovered the documents, which include information related to the FBI, CIA, and National Security Administration, in three separate batches, The Times reported.

The first group of documents, a batch of 15 boxes recovered by the National Archives in February, contained more than 150 classified materials and helped trigger the investigation that led to the raid on Mar-a-Lago earlier this month, The Times reported.

The second set was provided to the Justice Department in June by Trump's aides, according to The Times. The rest were recovered on August 8, when FBI agents searched the Florida golf and country club and recovered documents including 11 sets of classified materials.

While the specific content of the documents remains unknown, a source who had been briefed on the matter told The Times the files span "a variety of topics of national security interest."

The FBI and representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.

Though Trump has had shifting responses to whether the documents were classified, he has denounced the investigation as an "unthinkable violation" of his rights.

The search on Mar-a-Lago was executed after a federal magistrate judge, Bruce Reinhart, signed off on a warrant, which has been unsealed, indicating federal agents were seeking information related to national defense. The warrant relied on evidence cited in an affidavit, which is undergoing legal challenges regarding its release to the public.

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