The US Department of Justice has asked to make public the warrant that led to the search of Mar-a-lago this week. Trump could end up with blackmail, says expert.
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When the FBI searched Donald Trump’s luxury villa Mar-a-lago in Florida on Monday this week, they are said to have looked for classified documents related to nuclear weapons. The Washington Post reports that Friday night.
The newspaper is said to have spoken to people familiar with the investigation into the former US president.
The FBI agents are also said to have been interested in other objects and material they thought could be in Mar-a-lago. It is unclear if they found what they were looking for.
It is still unclear what information these documents are supposed to contain, and whether they are US weapons or weapons belonging to other nations.
Neither Trump’s communications staff, the FBI nor the US Department of Defense have so far commented on the matter.
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– Faithful compliance with the rule of law is the basic principle of the Ministry of Justice and our democracy. Upholding the law, without fear, is exactly what the Justice Department is doing.
This is what the Minister of Justice in the United States, Merrick Garland, says during the first public press briefing The FBI search of Trump’s luxury villa Mar-a-lago on Tuesday night.
– The ministry has asked to make the search warrant public, in light of the fact that the former president confirmed the search, and the considerable public attention surrounding it, says the Minister of Justice.
Garland says he hopes documents from the search can become public, and that it depends on whether Trump opposes this or not.
The White House was not notified in advance of Garland’s statements, writes Reuters.