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AG Garland confirms he authorized FBI warrant for Mar-a-Lago search and filed motion to open it

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At a press conference on Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, who heads the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), said the search used by the FBI to raid former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort earlier this week. I confirmed that I personally approved the warrant.

He told reporters the Department of Justice has submitted a motion to the Southern District of Florida to open search warrants and property receipts. Used in Monday RaidGarland said both documents were provided to Trump’s attorneys at the time of the search.

In Thursday’s filing, the Justice Department said the warrant was denied because of “significant interest and attention from news media organizations and other entities” after Trump himself voluntarily released information confirming the investigation. It claims that it should be unsealed.

“Fidelity to the rule of law is a fundamental principle of the Department of Justice and of our democracy. Upholding the rule of law means applying the law fairly, without fear or favor.” .” Garland told reporters“Under my oversight, that’s exactly what the Department of Justice is doing. Every American deserves fair application of the law, due process of law, and a presumption of innocence.” ”
The investigation reportedly focused on documents Trump allegedly took out of the White House at the end of his presidency, rather than turning them over to the U.S. National Archives, as mandated by the Presidential Records Act. Earlier this year, Archive Collected 15 boxes of documents From Mar-a-Lago federal grand jury Summoned the remaining documents in May.

The attorney general confirmed that he personally approved a search warrant confirming Thursday’s filing was made Aug. 5. The attorney general added that the DOJ “does not take such decisions lightly.” rice field.

Garland also sought to respond to a wave of “baseless attacks” targeting the federal law enforcement agency, the FBI, following news of the raid.

“I will not sit on the sidelines when their integrity is unjustly attacked. The men and women of the FBI and the Department of Justice are dedicated, patriotic public servants,” Garland said. I am honored to be able to work for

His words followed similar criticism and denunciations of intimidation by the FBI director. Christopher Raycalled them “deplorable and dangerous”.
The FBI investigation has been heavily criticized by conservative politicians and pundits. fox news critic Like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Republican-California) threatened to investigate Presumably in the November 2022 election, Garland said, “when Republicans take back the House.”



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