Ex-CIA official downplays classified records at Mar-a-Lago: ‘I had them in my house’

Former CIA official Philip Mudd downplayed FBI agents finding classified documents in former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida during a raid on Monday.

It’s common for government officials to bring classified documents home with them accidentally because files are often “overclassified,” Mudd, a former deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center and the FBI’s National Security Branch, said during a CNN appearance on Tuesday. Therefore, the process of obtaining a search warrant for the residence of a former president would require much more than just seeking classified documents, he added.

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