A retired FBI agent has revealed that an informant likely provided the FBI with evidence that the law enforcement agency used as the final justification for storming the Florida residence of Donald J. Trump, the former president of the United States and the likely front-runner for the presidency in 2024.
Michael Tabman, former chief of the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office, stated, “We just haven’t investigated presidents after they’ve served their term.”
“But it is a huge move by the FBI in that the political sensitivities are clear. It’s obvious that they’re dealing on a very, sort of tenuous political climate when you go out and you investigate a president, especially one who says he may run for office again,” he stated.
Trump said on Monday that his opulent Florida mansion was raided early in the morning. According to Fox News Digital’s sources, the search was conducted in relation to items that Trump carried with him during his presidency. According to Fox News’ sources, the National Archives and Records Administration submitted the issue to the Justice Department, which retrieved 15 boxes of sensitive documents from the property.
Tabman, who served the agency for 24 years, told media outlets that the informant, dubbed “the rat,” would have likely provided the FBI with evidence that the information they want was going to be lost.
Tabman stated, “I believe that somebody informed them that these records exist.” “However, it will be made public, as will the return, which is the subject of the discovery. The affidavit will thus be made public.”
Monday, the FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort for almost nine hours, ostensibly as part of an investigation into his alleged transfer of White House papers to Florida.
Trump stated that he had been cooperating with the FBI and that a visit to his Florida residence had already occurred in relation to the in question documents.
Tabman stated that there was likely a breakdown in cooperation between Trump and the FBI, which led to the raid, and indicated what may have been said: “You have evidence that you need to obtain before it vanishes or moves and you can no longer see it.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence on Monday was likely sparked by new information from an ‘informant’ and a breakdown in cooperation between the agency and the former president, a former agent told DailyMail.com.
Tabman said a raid of this level of sensitivity would need to be approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland, while the White House denies any involvement.
‘I think somebody gave them information indicating that these documents are there,’ Tabman said, adding two hypothetical ‘insider’ revelations: ‘You have not been told the truth about their existence. You’re not getting them unless you come get them.’ CONTINUE READING…