NOS News•today, 03:24
The FBI agents who raided former President Trump’s villa on Monday were looking for documents related to nuclear weapons, among other things. That writes The Washington Post. According to the newspaper, it is unclear whether such documents were actually found in Trump’s Florida home.
Much is still unclear about the FBI’s search, because the federal police have not yet made an official statement about it. The agents were reportedly looking for confidential government documents that Trump mistakenly took with him when he left the White House.
Because the search has caused a lot of commotion in the United States, the Justice Department wants the search warrant to be made public. However, the judge has yet to decide that. The same applies to the desire of the department to make public which documents and goods have been seized.
Justice Secretary Merrick Garland said on Thursday that he personally approved the search. “We don’t take such a decision lightly,” he said. “Where possible, we first look at less far-reaching methods, as an alternative to a house search.”
If the search warrant is made public, that would be very unusual. But according to Garland, the “great public interest” weighs heavily in this case.
Currently, the FBI is receiving many threats from Trump supporters, who view the agency’s investigation as politically motivated.
Yesterday, a gunman attempted to break into an FBI office in Ohio’s Cincinnati. He was shot dead by police after an hours-long chase. His motive has not yet been disclosed, but the house search in Trump’s villa may play a role.