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What are Donald Trump’s dealings with the FBI?

Trump was under investigation for his handling of classified documents.

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Donald Trump’s announcement that the FBI had searched his opulent Florida private members club Mar-a-Lago on Monday completely changed the course of American politics.

Agents entered the former president’s safe and removed about a dozen boxes of documents after receiving a warrant that was authorized by Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart.

According to reports, the raid is a component of a larger inquiry into allegations that Trump handled sensitive information improperly, including some classified by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

The Presidential Records Act mandates that after leaving office, former presidents deliver all White House records to the Archives.

Trump allegedly carried 15 boxes of records with him when he left the White House in January 2021, despite the NARA’s demands that he turn them over.

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NARA reported the situation to the Department of Justice, who opened an inquiry after becoming suspicious that the boxes included secret material.

Trump did return some documents to the NARA earlier this year, but concerns about how he handled sensitive information persisted.

People with direct knowledge of the inquiry claimed in interviews with The Washington Post that the documents sought in the raid included nuclear weapons-related classified papers. They didn’t specify if any of these documents were found during the operation or whether they were specifically tied to the American nuclear weapons program or those of another nation.

Attorney General Merrick Garland stated he personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant for Mar-a-Lago in a highly unusual statement released by the Justice Department on Thursday.

The search warrant that was utilized for the Mar-a-Lago raid is being sought to be made public by the Justice Department’s legal team.

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They stated in a motion that there is a “heavy weight in favor of unsealing” due to the public’s “clear and compelling interest in knowing what occurred under these circumstances.”

This unsealing may be blocked by Trump if he objects, but on Thursday night, the former president issued a statement urging the warrant’s “prompt dissemination.”

The former president made the following statement in a post on his Truth Social website: “I will not only not oppose the release of documents related to the un-American, unjustified, and unnecessary raid and break-in of my home in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago, but I am going one step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents.”

The warrant, according to Trump, was created by “extreme left Democrats and potential future political opponents, who have a great and tremendous vested interest in harming me,” the president-elect continued.

We have gotten in touch with Donald Trump and the Justice Department for comments.

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The search of a former president’s residence as part of a criminal inquiry took place for the first time ever on Monday.

Garland defended the Justice Department and FBI personnel participating in the search at the press conference on Thursday, saying: “I will not stand by silently when their integrity is wrongly assaulted.”

Also on Thursday, an armed guy who tried to break into an FBI headquarters in Cincinnati before leaving was shot and killed; he was later identified as Ricky Shiffer.

Shiffer was slain in a gunfight after being located by police. Though he had not been charged with any offenses connected to that day, the 42-year-old is accused of having been in Washington, D.C., on the day of the Capital Hill incident.

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