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Politics Trump says he will not oppose release of Mar-a-Lago search warrant documents

09:10  12 august  2022
09:10  12 august  2022 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

4 lingering misconceptions about the FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago

  4 lingering misconceptions about the FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago Trumpworld is sowing doubt about what happened during the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. Feds are starting to provide some answers, but confusion reigns.Memories of Mar-a-Lago came flooding back Monday night when the news broke that the FBI had executed a search warrant on Donald Trump's permanent residence.

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Former President Donald Trump said he will not oppose the release of documents regarding the FBI's search of his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Monday.

"Not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the unAmerican, unwarranted, and unnecessary raid and break-in of my home in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago, I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents, even though they have been drawn up by radical left Democrats and possible future political opponents, who have a strong and powerful vested interest in attacking me, much as they have done for the last 6 years," he said on Truth Social late Thursday night.

Trump said the feds left Melania Trump's closet a 'mess' after executing a search warrant at their Mar-a-Lago home

  Trump said the feds left Melania Trump's closet a 'mess' after executing a search warrant at their Mar-a-Lago home It's unclear if the FBI took any of Melania Trump's belongings, but any clothing worn during official events should have been turned over to the National Archives.Earlier this week, the FBI searched the Trumps' home in Palm Beach, Florida, in an unprecedented search warrant executed against a former president. It's unclear what the FBI was looking for, but several reports linked the search warrant to the National Archives' request early this year for the Justice Department to investigate whether Trump broke the law when he took classified government records with him to Mar-a-Lago.

"My poll numbers are the strongest they have ever been, fundraising by the Republican Party is breaking all records, and midterm elections are fast approaching," he added in another. "This unprecedented political weaponization of law enforcement is inappropriate and highly unethical. The world is watching as our Country is being brought to a new low, not only on our border, crime, economy, energy, national security, and so much more, but also with respect to our sacred elections! Release the documents now!"

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced earlier in the day that he had personally approved the FBI’s decision to seek a search warrant. He also revealed the Justice Department requested permission from a federal court to unseal the court-approved search warrant that authorized the bureau's raid. The motion to unseal also covers the inventory of items obtained in the search.

The DOJ tried subpoenaing Trump to turn over sensitive documents before it sent the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago

  The DOJ tried subpoenaing Trump to turn over sensitive documents before it sent the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago NYT reported that investigators believed some of the documents were so critical to national security that the DOJ had no choice but to send in the feds. Conservative commentator and Trump ally John Solomon first revealed the existence of the subpoena Wednesday night. 1/13 SLIDES © Darren Samuelsohn Here's what it's like to traverse the members-only grounds of Mar-a-Lago, from a reporter who's been there Trump beat reporters have been trying for years to get inside the members-only Mar-a-Lago club.

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The filing gave Trump’s legal team the opportunity to present a “countervailing” argument against releasing the warrant, according to the New York Times, which also cited officials saying it is unlikely to release to the public any affidavits presented by the Justice Department to a judge when seeking the search warrant.

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Mar-a-Lago raid: Department of Justice asks court to keep search warrant affidavit sealed citing 'highly sensitive information' about government witnesses, concern for national security .
The DOJ in a new court filing noted that concern for witnesses is not "merely hypothetical" following increased threats against law enforcement.The DOJ, however, said it would not object to the unsealing of several other related documents in the case, including cover sheets associated with the search warrant application, the government's motion to seal, and the court's sealing order.

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