Trump supports unsealing of search warrant for FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago after DOJ makes request

August 26, 2022

The Justice Department asked a federal judge Thursday to unseal a search warrant that was used by FBI agents to raid the Florida home of former President Donald Trump three days earlier, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced. Trump said in a social media post late Thursday that he supported the "immediate release" of search warrant documents. His statement, if officially echoed by his lawyers, is likely to lead a magistrate judge to unseal the warrant and some related documents. Read the Justice Department's motion to unseal the warrant here. It was signed by Jay Bratt, chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section of the National Security Division of the Justice Department.