National Archives: Trump had 700+ pages of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago

08.24.2022 - By Anderson Cooper 360

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In a newly released letter, the National Archives told former President Trump’s legal team in May that it was sharing hundreds of pages of classified material with the intelligence community that had been retrieved back in January. They wanted an assessment to be done on potential damage about how the more than 100 documents, including more than 700 pages, had been handled. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig joins AC360 to discuss how big of a deal this letter is and why it’s important.
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