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Merrick Garland just called ‘Trump’s bluff,’ CNN analyst legal says

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig praised the “remarkable and unusual move” of Merrick Garland calling for the unsealing of the FBI search warrant against Donald Trump.

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Elie Honig, a senior legal analyst at CNN, said that United States Attorney General Merrick Garland “called Trump’s bluff” on Thursday by announcing that he had requested that the search warrant underlying the FBI raid on the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home be unsealed.

The Attorney General finally commented after several days of silence, saying that he had approved the search warrant and that the Department of Justice had requested that it be made public.

Honig participated in a panel discussion on “CNN Newsroom With Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell” to discuss what he called Garland’s “unprecedented” actions.

The action is “remarkable and unusual,” Honig remarked. The world has just witnessed Merrick Garland essentially calling Donald Trump’s bluff.

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Leftists and media pundits praised the FBI’s actions from the start as “Christmas coming early,” while legal analysts have criticized the lack of transparency surrounding the raid. However, the search warrant’s specifics, beyond what has been the subject of speculation, have not yet been made public.

According to Honig, “Now that he has received this search warrant, Donald Trump has two sources of documentation: his lawyers and himself. The search warrant, along with any exhibits, and this inventory or receipt. From this point forward, the documents in question will contain crucial search-related data. If Donald Trump really wants to make a big deal out of this, people say, “Let him release these documents.” The Department of Justice, as Merrick Garland put it, will be releasing them. We intend to seek judicial intervention. Because the Department of Justice (DOJ) only discusses matters that are already in the court record, we will ask the judge to “unseal” (make public) the relevant documents.”

Merrick Garland “basically just said, okay, Donald Trump, you’re not going to release them, we’re going to do it,” Honig elaborated.

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Conservatives criticized Garland’s statement because she refused to provide more information about the raid and because she attempted to defend the FBI and DOJ against political accusations. Since then, the media have panned Republicans for trying to “politicize” the government agencies.

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“there can be no accusation more unfair than that Garland, of all people, is introducing politics into the Justice Department,” Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus wrote.

Gabriel Hays of Fox News helped out with this.