The Washington Post, a US daily, influential newspaper, reported that classified documents related to nuclear weapons were among the items searched by FBI agents as they searched the residence of former President Donald Trump last Monday, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Intelligence experts said the unusual search highlights deep concerns among government officials about the kinds of information they believe could be at Trump Golf Club in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, where he has resided since leaving the White House.
The FBI worried that those sensitive documents might fall in the wrong hands.
The people who described the nature of some of the materials that FBI agents searched for spoke on condition of anonymity. They did not provide additional details about the information the agents sought, including whether it included weapons belonging to the United States of America (USA) or other countries.
Nor did they say whether these documents were recovered as part of the inspection.
A Trump spokesman did not comment, and the US Justice Department and the FBI declined to comment.