Trump’s emergency meeting… “Direct approval of warrant application related to confidential document export investigation”
Trump supporters accuse him of intimidation… FBI: “It’s deplorable, no violence against law enforcement”
The administration of Joe Biden officially confirmed on the 11th (local time) that the FBI searched and seized the home of former President Donald Trump, and said that there was substantial evidence for this unprecedented action.
Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed at a news conference that the FBI had raided the home of former President Donald Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on the 8th.
Garland said he had personally approved the search and seizure warrant application as an extension of the Justice Department’s ongoing investigation into Trump’s alleged leak of classified documents, and that the federal court also accepted it and issued the warrant.
Earlier on the 8th, former President Trump disclosed the FBI raid on the Mar-a-Lago resort through his social media, TrueSocial.
Former President Donald Trump is being investigated by federal prosecutors on allegations that he took away many of the White House’s confidential documents while leaving office in January last year.
The Ministry of Justice explained that this search and seizure is also a compulsory investigation to confirm the related allegations.
The US House of Representatives special committee, which is investigating the 1/6 invasion, confirmed that some records of former President Trump were damaged and some were exported to Mar-a-Lago.
It is known that there were documents marked as ‘national secrets’ in the exported materials.
In January, former President Trump returned 15 boxes of documents to the National Archives, but suspicions have been raised that there are other classified documents that have not been returned to Mar-a-Lago.
On the 8th, former President Trump responded to the FBI raid, saying it was “an abuse of the prosecutor’s office and using the judicial system as a weapon.”
But Garland countered that there was “good reason” for the search and seizure.
In particular, he said he had asked the Miami Federal Court to release the contents of the search and seizure warrant on the basis of “the significant public interest in this matter.”
The search and seizure warrant is expected to include specific confidential documents taken out by former President Trump, so if the warrant is released, it is expected to have a significant impact.
The Ministry of Justice placed the rare ‘precipitation’ of a request for the release of a warrant to refute the criticism of former President Trump as a ‘political investigation’ for the FBI’s unprecedented seizure and search of the former president’s home in connection with the alleged leak of confidential documents. is analyzed to be
In addition, it is interpreted that he showed a willingness to fight against former President Trump, who is highly likely to run for the next presidential election, at the same time as sending a warning not to distort the facts and to cooperate with the investigation.
Whether the request to release the warrant will be granted by the courts, and if so, when it will be released is still in the fog, the Associated Press reported.
At the meeting, Garland said he had nothing to say about the seizure and search at this time, but also foretold further responses, saying that more information would be provided in an appropriate manner and at an appropriate time in the future.
He also denounced the threats and attacks on the Justice Department and the FBI by Trump supporters after the raids were made public.
After the search and seizure, supporters of ex-President Trump are referring to the possibility of arming themselves for attacks on the Justice Department and the FBI through social media, etc.
Meanwhile, FBI Director Christopher Wray called the threat of violence from Trump supporters “deploying and dangerous” in a press conference after visiting the FBI field office in Nebraska.
“I am always concerned about threats to law enforcement,” Ray said.
However, he did not comment on the question of the search and seizure itself.