Former President Donald Trump declared he is “ENCOURAGING the immediate release” of the search warrant and other related documents that led to the FBI raid on his home in Mar-a-Lago earlier this week.
In a statement released Thursday, Trump said:
“Not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the unAmerican, unwarranted, and unnecessary raid and break-in of my home in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago, I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents, even though they have been drawn up by radical left Democrats and possible future political opponents, who have a strong and powerful vested interest in attacking me, much as they have done for the last 6 years.”
Trump’s remarks come after U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion to unseal parts of the warrant.
United States Attorney General Merrick Garland’s DOJ cited a “substantial public interest” in their motion to unseal the warrant on Trump’s home.
Florida Judge Bruce Reinhart, who approved the search warrant, ordered the Justice Department to discuss with Trump’s legal team to determine if they could oppose the Department’s motion to unseal.
Meanwhile, a group of corporate media companies also filed a motion to unseal search warrant documents, including all probable cause affidavits filed in support of the search warrant,” according to CNBC.
Garland confirmed he had “personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter” earlier on Thursday after conflicting reports that FBI Director Christopher Wray authorized the search warrant.
Republican politicians, even some who voted for Trump’s impeachment, called on both Garland and Wray to explain the reason for the raid on Mar-a-Lago.
Trump also criticized the “unprecedented political weaponization of law enforcement” in his statement.
“My poll numbers are the strongest they have ever been, fundraising by the Republican Party is breaking all records, and midterm elections are fast approaching,” Trump added.
“This unprecedented political weaponization of law enforcement is inappropriate and highly unethical.”
“The world is watching as our Country is being brought to a new low, not only on our border, crime, economy, energy, national security, and so much more, but also with respect to our sacred elections,” Trump concluded.
“Release the documents now!”