Warrant in Trump Search to Be Made Public: AG (Getty)
By Newsmax staff | Thursday, 11 August 2022 03:21 PM EDT
Attorney General Merrick Garland, acknowledging major public interest in the issue, said Thursday the Department of Justice would ask a federal court to unseal the warrant in this week's FBI raid at former President Donald Trump's Florida estate.
Wire reports said Garland had agreed to make the item public because of "substantial public interest."
He also said copies of both the warrant and property record receipt were provided to Trump's counsel.
Garland's remarks were his first since the Monday raid, which has confirmed occurred for the first time.
The raid has set off a firestorm, with allies of the ex-president, and indeed many leaders on both sides of the aisle, questioning the propriety of such an action at the Trump private residence and the bureau's methods.
Some have likened such a search to the actions of a third-world nation, insisting the political motivation — to tarnish Trump as he seems poised to run again for the presidency — was blatant.
Rumors have swirled that the raid was authorized by the White House — it has denied this — and that the FBI planted evidence and/or listening devices at Mar-a-Lago.
The search is said to involved Trump's handling of classified documents, and involves reports some of these were taken from the White House and kept at Mar-a-Lago.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.