On Monday night, the FBI raided President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that the raid was not connected to any current investigation into Trump or the investigation that the January 6th Committee is conducting into the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally.
Senior government officials at the Department of Justice have admitted that the raid ‘backfired spectacularly’ after Republicans, and some Democrats, such as former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have viewed the raid as politically motivated.
People on both sides of the aisle have demanded to see the warrant that authorized the raid. So far, the FBI has shown a lack of transparency and remained mostly secretive about the search.
This week, the Albany Times Union and Judicial Watch filed a motion to unseal the warrant.
Judge Reinhart, the same judge who signed off on the warrant, ordered the Department of Justice to respond to the request today.
The Epoch Times Reports-
“The Justice Department has to respond to motions to unseal a warrant that triggered the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, according to a magistrate judge who reportedly approved the search.
Judicial Watch and the Albany Times Union newspaper filed a motion to unseal the document earlier this week, which was granted by a judge in the case.
“On or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on August 15, 2022, the Government shall file a Response to the Motion to Unseal,” wrote Judge Bruce Reinhart on Wednesday afternoon, referring to the Department of Justice.
“The response may be filed ex parte and under seal as necessary to avoid disclosing matters already under seal. In that event, the Government shall file a redacted Response in the public record. If it chooses, the Government may file a consolidated Response to all Motions to Seal,” he wrote.
Neither the FBI nor Justice Department has issued public comments about the raid, which was first confirmed by Trump on Monday evening.”
Eric Trump revealed that the FBI refused to show President Trump’s attorneys the warrant after the arrived at Mar-A-Lago during the raid. He alleges that they would not give them a copy of the warrant and would only let them read it from 10 feet away, a clear violation of due process.
“They would not give her the search warrant,” he told the outlet, referring to Bobb. “So they showed it to her from about 10 feet away. They would not give her a copy of the search warrant.” He said.