PoliticsThursday 08.11.22

Attorney General Merrick Garland says there was "probable cause" ahead of the FBI search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago property.

Attorney General Merrick Garland laid out the rationale behind calling for the release of warrant and property receipt relating to Tuesday’s search of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, saying that there was ‘probable cause’ for the search, but that the ‘substantial public interest in this matter’ was a factor in them seeking to make the warrant public. Many figures on the right had called for the warrant to be publicized. The ball is now in President Trump’s court, he and his legal team will decide whether or not the public gets to see what is on those forms, not the Department of Justice.

GARLAND: The search warrant was authorized by a federal court upon the required, finding of probable, cause. The property receipt is a document that Federal Law requires law enforcement agents to leave with the property owner. The department filed, the motion to make public the warrant and receipt in light of the former president's public confirmation of the search, the surrounding circumstances, and the substantial public interest in this matter.

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