US Attorney Confirms He 'Personally' Approved Search of Trump's Mansion


The attorney general of the United States, Merrick Garland, confirmed this Thursday that he himself “personally” approved the FBI to search the former president’s mansion American Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago (Florida).

Garland acknowledged that his statement to the media is due to “substantial public interest” regarding the search of Trump’s private residence, order that was “authorized by a federal court upon the required finding of probable cause.”

His confirmation is somewhat unusual, as US law enforcement doesn’t usually talk about ongoing investigations. However, it came after Trump himself announced the raid on Monday night, claiming it was an act of political persecution of Democratic President Joe Biden.

Copies of both the warrant and the FBI property receipt were provided on the day of the search to the former president’s lawyer who was on site during the search,” Garland added.

At this point, given the controversy that arose, the attorney general confirmed that the Department of Justice filed a petition to disclose the search warrant at the Mar-a-Lago mansion.

Merrick Garland/Photo: Reuters

Although the attorney general acknowledged that this type of decision is unprecedented in American politicsHe maintained that “the department did not make that decision lightly.” “It is standard practice to search for less intrusive media as an alternative to a search and to limit the scope of any search,” she noted.

Garland even indicated that there are still many details that cannot be disclosed due to the Department of Justice’s policy of not commenting on active investigations.

At this point, the attorney general recognized the work of the employees of the Department of Justice in the face of “unfounded attacks” by Trump supportersincluding the attempted violation of the facilities of the FBI office in Cincinnati, in the state of Ohio, this Thursday.

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I will not stand idly by when their integrity is unfairly attacked. The men of the FBI and Department of Justice are dedicated and patriotic public servants. Every day they protect the American people from violent crime, terrorism and other threats,” he said.

For his part, the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, he was worried this same day due to the growing pressure on the institution and, as a result of the controversy unleashed by the search in the Trump mansion, and called for respect for the work of the agents.

Supporters and supporters of former President Trump called for a series of mobilizations to protest what happened, and even this Thursday an incident was recorded at the FBI office in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Europe Press)


Reference-aristeguinoticias.com

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