According to sources, the Florida judge who authorized the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s house represented Jeffrey Epstein’s staff in court.
Bruce Reinhart represented a number of Epstein workers prior to authorizing yesterday’s ‘unannounced’ search of Trump’s Mar a Lago residence.
He quit the local US Attorney’s office about a decade ago to assist Epstein’s personnel, including his pilots and scheduler.
Prior to his appointment as magistrate judge four years ago, he had spent a decade in the private sector as a member of Epstein’s staff.
He assisted Epstein’s “Yugoslavian sex slave” Nadia Marcinkova, the pedophile’s scheduler Sarah Kellen, and the pedophile’s pilots.
In 2008, he left the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida and began working for Epstein on January 1.
According to his official biography, he oversaw a docket that included narcotics, violent crimes, public corruption, financial frauds, child pornography, and immigration cases.
The search of Trump’s house was the result of an FBI investigation into whether Trump transported confidential documents from the White House to his Florida estate.
The former president stated in a long statement that federal agents had broken into a safe in his residence to seek for the documents.
The agents recovered a total of 15 boxes containing secret information, but did not elaborate on their contents.
According to sources cited by the New York Post, Reinhart authorized the FBI warrant that allowed officers to search the Florida mansion yesterday morning.
This year, crates of White House documents were discovered at Mar-a-Lago, prompting a search of Trump’s residence. It escalates the probe into the whereabouts of the secret documents.
Trump may suffer legal consequences as a result of a separate grand jury inquiry into reversing election results.
Trump and his friends are characterizing the raid as a militarized criminal justice system and a Democratic attempt to prevent him from running for president in 2024.
Trump said on Truth Social, ‘These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.’
‘Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.’
‘After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.’
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
In response to a question about whether AG Merrick Garland personally authorized the search, Justice Department spokesman Dena Iverson declined comment.
According to the Justice Department, the search is being conducted as a result of the potential mishandling of classified information. However, Trump did not elaborate on the basis for the search.
It follows the announcement earlier this year that the National Archives and Records Administration had received from Mar-a-Lago 15 boxes with White House records, including classified records.CONTINUE READING…