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Former FBI Special Agent and Taint Team Leader talks about the raid on Mar-a-Lago

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(PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA)  — A Department of Justice “taint” or “filter” team has been reviewing documents seized by the FBI during its raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
Former FBI special agent and criminal defense attorney Stuart Kaplan used to lead a taint team and lead several FBI raids in his time.  He joined the South Florida Morning Show to talk about the raid and the difference between a taint team and a special master.

Kaplan says it is standard procedure for the Justice Department to use a “taint” or “filter” team to go through documents obtained during a search to identify records that may be protected by attorney-client privilege.

A federal judge is also giving President Trump until Friday to clarify his request for a special master to review the seized documents.

Listen to the full interview with Stuart Kaplan here.

There’s also a new report that ex-President Trump returned more than 100 classified documents to the National Archives in January.

The Washington Post says the Archives informed a Trump lawyer that the FBI would be granted access to 15 boxes of the returned documents to determine whether they were handled in an unlawful manner.

The FBI removed another 20 boxes from Trump’s Florida estate in a raid earlier this month.

The Post report says that seizure included four sets of top secret documents and seven other sets of classified information.