This week’s FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago in Florida is shrouded in secrecy; Americans are not being informed who signed the request for the search, who knew about it, what they were seeking for, or what considerations led to the issuance of the warrant.
One media source, Newsweek, was granted permission to report from the perspective of a confidential informant who informed them the FBI had papers that Donald Trump was hiding at Mar-a-Lago and where they were located.
The administration of Joe Biden, a Democrat, provides no information to the American people, so we must rely on statements from the Trump family and their associates regarding the high level of cooperation and respect President Donald J. Trump displayed throughout the investigation up until the day of the raid.
Thursday, Trump’s attorney Christina Bobb told Steve Bannon in the War Room that a portion of the search warrant she wanted to see at the site on Monday was reluctantly provided to her, while another portion was sealed from her view.
Bobb also alleged that she was denied access to the premises in order to watch FBI operations.
There are several strange law enforcement acts that are being covered up, but we are beginning to receive details regarding what most likely occurred.
Two senior government sources told Newsweek that the raid on Mar-a-Lago was primarily based on information from an FBI confidential human source who was able to identify what classified materials former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents.
The insiders, who reportedly had firsthand knowledge of the FBI’s decisions and were allowed anonymity to discuss sensitive subjects, said that the raid of Donald Trump’s Florida estate was purposefully scheduled to occur when the former president was overseas.
The publication reported:
A confidential informer told the FBI what documents Donald Trump was hiding at Mar-a-Lago, and where.
FBI decision-makers in Washington and Miami thought that denying the former president a photo opportunity or a platform from which to grandstand (or to attempt to thwart the raid) would lower the profile of the event, says one of the sources, a senior Justice Department official who is a 30-year veteran of the FBI.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The effort to keep the raid low-key failed: instead, it prompted a furious response from GOP leaders and Trump supporters. “What a spectacular backfire,” says the Justice official.
“They were seeking to avoid any media circus,” says the second source, a senior intelligence official who was briefed on the investigation and the operation. “So even though everything made sense bureaucratically and the FBI feared that the documents might be destroyed, they also created the very firestorm they sought to avoid, in ignoring the fallout.”
On Monday at about 10 a.m. EDT, two dozen FBI agents and technicians showed up at Donald Trump’s Florida home to execute a search warrant to obtain any government-owned documents that might be in the possession of Trump but are required to be delivered to the Archives under the provisions of the 1978 Presidential Records Act. (In response to the Hillary Clinton email scandal, Trump himself signed a law in 2018 that made it a felony to remove and retain classified documents.) CONTINUE READING…