Merrick Garland files motion to unseal Mar-a-Lago search warrant request that he 'personally approved'

Merrick Garland files motion to unseal Mar-a-Lago search warrant request that he 'personally approved'
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United States Attorney General Merrick Garland told the nation on Thursday that he "personally approved" the Department of Justice's request for a search warrant of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida on Monday.

Garland also revealed that the Justice Department has filed a motion in the Southern District of Florida to unseal the warrant and the property receipt of the items – 15 boxes of allegedly classified materials that were removed from the White House during the waning days of Trump's term – that the Federal Bureau of Investigation confiscated from Trump's seaside compound.

Garland noted that this action was partially a result of Trump announcing the "raid" in a Truth Social rant late Monday afternoon.

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"Federal law, longstanding department rules, and our ethical obligations prevent me from providing further details as to the basis of the search at this time," Garland said.

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