BREAKING: Attorney General Merrick Garland Says Trump Search Warrant Will Be Unsealed, Blasts ‘Unfounded Attacks’ on Law Enforcement

August 26, 2022

Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department is unsealing the search warrant and property receipt for the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence at a press conference Thursday. The documents will be made public by the Justice Department unless the former president objects and seeks to block their release. Garland said he “personally approved” the search warrant, and the Justice Department “does not take this decision lightly.” The statement contradicts previous reporting from Newsweek that he did not approve the raid. He also rebutted “unfounded attacks” on law enforcement in the wake of the search. The Justice Department would not typically speak out about an investigation until bringing charges.