The premise, at least the one we were told, for the raid on Mar-a-Lago, is there were top secret and even more secret documents at the resort. We soon heard there were nuclear documents. Some in the media even made the ridiculous statement that they could be the nuclear codes. According to a new report, Attorney General Merrick Garland waited weeks to okay the raid.
The Journal’s Sadie Gurman and Aruna Viswanatha report from Washington:
Attorney General Merrick Garland deliberated for weeks over whether to approve the application for a warrant to search former President Donald Trump’s Florida home, people familiar with the matter said, a sign of his cautious approach that will be tested over the coming months.
The decision had been the subject of weeks of meetings between senior Justice Department and FBI officials, the people said. The warrant allowed agents last Monday to seize classified information and other presidential material from Mar-a-Lago.
These people are liars and manipulators.
The search warrant was extremely broad and covered classified and unclassified documents. They were looking for everything. Donald Trump doesn’t even know what they took.
It wasn’t an emergency, and they still raided a former president’s home and office, taking everything. They were looking for everything that an opponent – and possible future candidate – had stored. They even took boxes marked attorney-client privilege. These people have names, dates, allies, and so on.
Jonathan Turley calls Merrick Garland “the incredible shrinking man.” Turley writes, At the movie’s end, “When Scott Stuart faced his diminished stature, he asked, “I was continuing to shrink, to become… what? The infinitesimal? What was I?” That is a debilitating question for any person, but it is disastrous in an attorney general.”
We need to see the application that explains the basis of the warrant. Someone also needs to interview the people who packed the boxes.