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Informant Reportedly Tipped Off FBI On Where To Search Trump’s Home In Mar-a-Lago Raid

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A confidential informant told the FBI the location of alleged classified documents seized during the agency’s Monday raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, Newsweek reported, citing two senior government officials.

FBI agents raided Trump’s home early Monday and seized roughly ten boxes of documents in connection with files sought by the National Archives that Trump had brought to his home from the White House, according to multiple reports. The agents were executing a search warrant signed by Judge Bruce Reinhart.

The officials, one of whom is part of the Justice Department with three decades of FBI service, told the outlet the raid intentionally happened while Trump was not there to avoid a confrontation with the president and undue attention in the press. The FBI veteran called that decision a “spectacular backfire” despite terming the raid “a routine law enforcement action, stripped of any political overtones.”

The officials added that the documents had been illegally removed from the White House, according to Newsweek.

The other official said the goal was “to avoid any media circus,” according to Newsweek. The individual admitted that “even though everything made sense bureaucratically and the FBI feared that the documents might be destroyed, they also created the very firestorm they sought to avoid, in ignoring the fallout.”

Trump’s son Eric claimed the raid occurred over official presidential records the former president had brought from the White House, according to Reuters.

The Presidential Records Act only allows presidents to take official documents “of a purely private or nonpublic character,” the outlet reported. It disqualifies those who “willfully and unlawfully” remove other official records from all U.S. offices, fines them $2,000 or imprisons them for up to three years, according to Newsweek.

Newsweek’s two sources claimed the FBI claimed the documents the FBI raided Mar-A-Lago to recover were highly classified and had been taken from the White House illegally.

Trump and the FBI did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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  1. It surely does not matter. They probably chose the documents at random, knowing they were there to invent a crime, not to reveal one. It was just an attempt to humiliate the ex-president, show his powerlessness in the face of the power of the deep state to decide what isw allowed.

  2. Tipped the off to what? The DOJ knew he had the documents and previously simply asked the President to keep them secure. Furthermore, any search warrant that excludes the attorneys or witnesses from being present is forfeit and illegal as it allows the possibility for evidence to be “planted”. Kinda like the the fake “dossier”. This is political persecution and prosecution as is done in China and Russia and third world dictatorships and it should be clear and abhorrent to every American citizen that this Administration has weaponized the FBI, the DOJ, the CIA, the DOD and the IRS against its political opposition.

    Now they will double the size of the IRS, (for a mere 80 BILLION) adding 87,000 armed agents. Think they’ll be coming after anybody but Republicans? Do you think they need to do this if there will be no new taxes on anybody making under $400,000? Remember Lois Lerner who got caught targeting Conservative groups under Obama. No Consequences for her and she retired with a full government pension. Just like Hillary, Jim Comey, James Clapper ,John Brennan, Peter Strozk, Michael Sussman, and every other Democrat who lied and conspired for four years, two impeachments and a Special Prosecutor investigation to oust a duly elected President. Now they conspire with the Jan. 6 committee clown court to try and make it impossible for Trump to run in 2024.

    I say they are the real “Seditionists”, not the Jan. 6 protestors who are being locked up for walking around the Capitol on Jan. 6.; many of whom were let in by Capitol police. Wake up America. Unless there is a Republican tsunami, and not just a “red wave” in November, our Republic will be over and we be the western equivalent of the CCP.

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