The FBI seized multiple sets of documents marked top secret from former President Donald Trump’s resort home Mar-a-Lago when agents carried out a search warrant there Monday, according to a new report.

Eleven sets of classified documents were among the materials seized in the raid, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing documents reviewed by the outlet. One group of files was reportedly marked “Various classified/TS/SCI documents,” which includes an abbreviation for top-secret/sensitive compartmented information.

The others were four sets of top secret documents, three groups of secret documents, and three sets of confidential documents, the Journal reported.

The agents took 20 boxes of items, along with binders of photos, one handwritten note and the “executive grant of clemency” for Roger Stone, a Republican political operative whom Trump had pardoned, according to the newspaper.

Information about the president of France was also on the list of items removed from Mar-a-Lago, the Journal reported.

Attorneys for Trump have argued that the president declassified the materials before the end of his one term in office, the Journal reported. Trump, who has criticized the Justice Department since he first revealed the raid Monday evening, has argued that his team had been cooperating with authorities.

A spokeswoman for Trump did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

The FBI was looking for nuclear documents in Trump’s home, among other items, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the investigation.

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that the Justice Department would file a motion in court to make the search warrant public, in light of the “substantial public interest in this matter.”

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