Re: White House, DOJ and FBI silent on reason for raiding Trump's Mar-a-Lago home

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Bruce Reinhart, who reportedly signed off on the raid of Trump's
Mar-a-Lago home, previously donated to Obama's campaign and
victory fund

The White House, Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI were all
silent when asked Tuesday whether Americans deserve to know more
about why former President Trump's residence was raided.

"We did not have notice of the reported action and would refer
you to the Justice Department for any additional information," a
White House official told Fox News Digital, repeating a previous
statement.

The White House didn't respond to a follow-up email about
whether it believed Americans should be given more information
about the raid.

A FBI spokesperson declined to comment in an email. DOJ
spokesperson Kelsey Pietranton also declined to comment.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/judge-green-lit-raid-trumps-mar-
a-lago-home-donated-thousands-obama

On Monday evening, FBI agents executed a search warrant of
Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida. Sources
told Fox News Digital that the search was part of the DOJ's
investigation into whether Trump improperly took government
materials from his time in office.

The FBI agents confiscated 15 boxes of classified materials
during the raid, according to the sources.

"Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the
United States before," Trump said in a statement Monday. "After
working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies,
this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or
appropriate."

In response, Republican lawmakers, conservative commentators and
some Democrats expressed serious concern that the raid was
politically motivated. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-
Calif., threatened to probe the DOJ over the raid if the GOP
takes majority control in the fall while House Republican Study
Committee Chair Jim Banks, R-Ind., said the action was "un-
American."

"DOJ must immediately explain the reason for its raid & it must
be more than a search for inconsequential archives or it will be
viewed as a political tactic and undermine any future credible
investigation & legitimacy of January 6 investigations," former
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., tweeted.

However, the DOJ and FBI have remained silent despite the heavy
criticism.

"Attorney General Merrick Garland surely knew this raid would
rekindle suspicions that this could be another example of what
fired FBI official Peter Strzok once called an ‘insurance
policy’ against Trump becoming president in 2016 — only this
time in 2024," Jonathan Turley tweeted.

"For that reason, the Justice Department has an added burden to
show this raid was a step toward actual criminal prosecution and
not just a political indemnification," he continued.

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley
weighed in on the raid online, writing that for "Trump foes,
this is the long-awaited moment of FBI agents swarming over
Trump’s property in a concrete step toward criminal prosecution."

"For his supporters, it confirms a long-standing agenda of an
FBI willing to target Trump on any grounds possible," Turley
wrote.

"Attorney General Merrick Garland surely knew this raid would
rekindle suspicions that this could be another example of what
fired FBI official Peter Strzok once called an ‘insurance
policy’ against trump becoming president in 2016 — only this
time in 2024," Turley continued.

"For that reason, the Justice Department has an added burden to
show this raid was a step toward actual criminal prosecution and
not just a political indemnification," he added.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-doj-fbi-silent-
reason-raiding-trumps-mar-a-lago-home

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