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Newsweek: An Informer Told the FBI What Docs Trump Was Hiding, and Where

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The raid on Mar-a-Lago was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source, one who was able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents, two senior government officials told Newsweek.

The officials, who have direct knowledge of the FBI's deliberations and were granted anonymity in order to discuss sensitive matters, said the raid of Donald Trump's Florida residence was deliberately timed to occur when the former president was away.

FBI decision-makers in Washington and Miami thought that denying the former president a photo opportunity or a platform from which to grandstand (or to attempt to thwart the raid) would lower the profile of the event, says one of the sources, a senior Justice Department official who is a 30-year veteran of the FBI.



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Both senior government officials say the raid was scheduled with no political motive, the FBI solely intent on recovering highly classified documents that were illegally removed from the White House. Preparations to conduct such an operation began weeks ago, but in planning the date and time, the FBI Miami Field Office and Washington headquarters were focused on the former president's scheduled return to Florida from his residences in New York and New Jersey.

"They were seeking to avoid any media circus," says the second source, a senior intelligence official who was briefed on the investigation and the operation. "So even though everything made sense bureaucratically and the FBI feared that the documents might be destroyed, they also created the very firestorm they sought to avoid, in ignoring the fallout."


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In the past week, the prosecutor in the case and local Assistant U.S. Attorney went to Florida magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart in West Palm Beach to seek approval for the search of Donald Trump's private residence. The affidavit to obtain the search warrant, the intelligence source says, contained abundant and persuasive detail that Trump continued to possess the relevant records in violation of federal law, and that investigators had sufficient information to prove that those records were located at Mar-a-Lago—including the detail that they were contained in a specific safe in a specific room.

"In order for the investigators to convince the Florida judge to approve such an unprecedented raid, the information had to be solid, which the FBI claimed," says the intelligence source.

According to experts familiar with FBI practices, Judge Reinhart reviewed the prosecutor's evidence and asked numerous questions about the sources and the urgency. The judge signed a search warrant allowing the FBI to look for relevant material and the FBI then planned the operation, wanting to conduct the raid while Trump was spending time at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. A Secret Service source who spoke on background said the Secret Service director was given advance warning and was later told the specifics of the raid.

Because the Secret Service is still responsible for protecting the former president, his family, and his property, the FBI had to coordinate with the Secret Service to gain access to the grounds.


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themunch
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an FBI confidential human source


themunch
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"In order for the investigators to convince the Florida judge to approve such an unprecedented raid, the information had to be solid, which the FBI claimed," says the intelligence source.


Then why is it sealed?


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"They were seeking to avoid any media circus,"




MFn GIMP
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The affidavit to obtain the search warrant, the intelligence source says, contained abundant and persuasive detail that Trump continued to possess the relevant records in violation of federal law, and that investigators had sufficient information to prove that those records were located at Mar-a-Lago—including the detail that they were contained in a specific safe in a specific room.


Ok, FBI. Show us then. Why is this information being hidden from the public?


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Both senior government officials say the raid was scheduled with no political motive





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the FBI solely intent on recovering highly classified documents that were illegally removed from the White House.



Kash Patel said yesterday that Trump declassified all the documents he took home prior to his term of being president expired.
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Newsweek: An Informer Told the FBI What Docs Trump Was Hiding, and Where


this is their hail mary to not admit anything, if there is a whistle blower they can never reveal anything because that threatens the whistleblowers safety

remember they love to recycle the same BS excuses over and over, and the "we need to keep it secret to protect the whistleblower" worked like a charm last time they went after trump


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Eli Goldfinger
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The docs are in the toilet!!!!!!


bbvdd
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Both senior government officials say the raid was scheduled with no political motive,


I call bullshite


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SalE
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There was no informant...that had any knowledge of said documents.


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JayDeerTay84
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So this informant planted it then huh?


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Mike da Tigah
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I don’t trust the FBI, and that distrust has been well earned by the FBI by their conduct, political bias, and agendas we all see on display. It’s not like they are even hiding it, and if they are, then they are doing a horrific job of it.




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themunch
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"They were seeking to avoid any media circus,"


I had forgotten the dawn raid with the tv crew






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doubleb
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the FBI feared that the documents might be destroyed,

Yet they planned the operation for weeks?[

quote]The raid on Mar-a-Lago was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source, one who was able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents, two senior government officials told Newsweek. [/quote]

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he affidavit to obtain the search warrant, the intelligence source says, contained abundant and persuasive detail that Trump continued to possess the relevant records in violation of federal law, and that investigators had sufficient information to prove that those records were located at Mar-a-Lago—including the detail that they were contained in a specific safe in a specific room.


But they searched the entire house for hours? Why, if they knew right where the documents were stored?



ScottFowler
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Of course, we all know the real twist to this story.

There never was a whistleblower...



CelticDog
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Then why is it sealed?


the OT legal staff of florida is there to explain procedures to you.



SlickRick55
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an FBI confidential human source


Well damn, I was guessing it was some kind of Cephalopod.


850SaintsGator
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I’m curious as to why Trump waited until the evening to announce it? Like …why not do it when they first arrived/ he learned about it


DesScorp
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A Secret Service source who spoke on background said the Secret Service director was given advance warning and was later told the specifics of the raid.


If I’m Trump, I’m basically severing ties with every government agency at this point.



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Jake88
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The docs are in the toilet!!!
Where did this come from?


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