Questions and answers about search warrants, after Mar-a-Lago search

August 11, 2022 ☼ trumpfbi

Source: The Washington Post (Link)

FBI agents executed a search warrant at former president Donald Trump’s Florida home on Monday, taking about a dozen boxes of material after opening a safe and entering a padlocked storage area.

Trump and his allies have denounced the search as unlawful and politically motivated, but provided no evidence to back that up and have refused to share a copy of the warrant with the public.

There are still many unknowns surrounding the purpose of the search and what crime law enforcement agents suspect may be tied to the materials they sought at the Mar-a-Lago resort.

People familiar with the investigation, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss it, said the dramatic decision to obtain a warrant reflected growing concern that the former president or his lawyers and aides had not returned key documents and other government property from his time in the White House.