Donald Trump publicly said he wanted the release of the FBI raid warrant but behind the scenes, Trump sweated over whether to fight the DOJ on the release motion. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report.
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Trump says he won’t oppose Mar-a-Lago search warrant release – https://www.axios.com/2022/08/12/trump-mar-a-lago-search-warrant-release
"After former President Trump said the warrant authorizing the FBI to search his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida should be publicly released, the Department of Justice told the court Friday that his lawyers won’t object to releasing the documents.
Driving the news: Responding to Merrick Garland’s request to a federal court earlier Thursday to unseal parts of the warrant that the attorney general personally approved, Trump said in a statement: "Release the documents now!"
What he’s saying: "Not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the unAmerican, unwarranted, and unnecessary raid … I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents," Trump said.
Context: U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart had given the Justice Department until 3 p.m. Friday to notify him of whether Trump’s attorneys opposed the unsealing of the warrant and property receipt.
Of note: CNN, NBC News, the Washington Post and E.W. Scripps Company filed a motion Thursday seeking to have "all probable cause affidavits filed in support of the search warrant" of Trump’s Palm Beach residence unsealed due to "the historic importance of these events."
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