Shock Report: This Is Who Was Behind Trump Raid
Outrage is brewing among Republicans after a Washington Post report exposed the inner workings of the Justice Department’s (DOJ) August raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida home. The raid was approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland and resulted in the recovery of over 100 classified documents.
But the report revealed that the FBI had resisted the raid, arguing for a more measured approach, while DOJ prosecutors were determined to press ahead with a surprise incursion. According to the report, FBI officials were leery of the plan and sought permission to search the property, but were overruled in favor of a more aggressive strategy.
The raid has sparked outrage among conservatives, who argue that it demonstrates the politicization of the DOJ under Garland’s leadership. The report indicates that the FBI agents’ caution was rooted in the fact that mistakes in prior probes of Hillary Clinton and Trump had resulted in sustained public attacks from both sides.
This is just the latest example of Garland’s apparent disregard for the rule of law and due process. As a result, Republicans are calling for Garland’s resignation and a full investigation into the raid.
The raid also raises questions about the DOJ’s handling of classified documents. It is unclear why the FBI was not allowed to pursue a more cooperative approach, particularly given the sensitive nature of the documents.
Republicans are also questioning why Garland approved the raid in the first place. The report indicates that Garland was personally involved in the decision, raising further concerns about his willingness to put politics ahead of justice.
The raid on Mar-a-Lago has sparked a heated debate about the politicization of the DOJ under Garland. Republicans are demanding answers and accountability from Garland and the DOJ. It remains to be seen whether Garland will be held to account for his actions.
📢EXCLUSIVE: Raid on Trump's home was result of a bitter tug-of-war within DOJ. Prosecutors pushed for it, fearing Trump had concealed classified records; FBI agents resisted it, fearing a misstep w exPrez.
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— Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) March 1, 2023