Warrant to Be Unsealed, Raid Linked to Nuclear Documents


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  • U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said he “personally approved” the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Florida home, and has requested the search warrant be unsealed
  • Trump has until 3:00 p.m. ET to oppose the motion, but indicated on his own social media platform that he will not seek to block its release
  • The raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort was partly to look for nuclear documents, sources have told The Washington Post
  • FBI’s search was based largely on information provided by an informer, Newsweek has exclusively revealed
  • An armed man was killed after attempting to break into an FBI field office days after the raid, authorities say

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FBI Were Searching for Nuclear Documents, Sources Say

Classified documents related to nuclear weapons were among the items the Department of Justice sought during the search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence on Monday, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

The newspaper cited unnamed sources who said the search highlighted the urgency that government officials felt in preventing the potentially highly sensitive documents from ending up into the wrong hands.

That report has not been confirmed and it is as yet unclear whether the warrant will include any mention of classified nuclear documents.

Two senior government officials told Newsweek earlier this week that the FBI agents were looking for classified “national defense information” and that the raid was timed to coincide with Trump being away from Mar-a-Lago.