Reports: Search warrant in Mar-a-Lago was preceded by subpoena Reports: Search warrant in Mar-a-Lago was preceded by subpoena (NCD)
FBI agents were searching for classified documents relating to nuclear weapons while searching former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence on Monday, according to a published report.
The Washington Post, citing “people familiar with the investigation,” said the documents pertaining to nuclear weapons were among the items FBI agents sought during a search at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida.
The newspaper’s report came hours after prosecutors asked a judge to unseal the search warrant executed earlier this week at Trump’s residence, citing the public interest and the fact that the president publicly confirmed the search, Attorney General Merrick Garland said.
The sources did not offer the Post additional details about what information agents were seeking. They also did not describe whether the documents involved weapons involving the U.S. or other nations.
A spokesperson for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment, according to the Post. The Justice Department and FBI also declined to comment.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said he could not discuss the investigation. But in a rare public statement at the Justice Department, he announced he had personally authorized the decision to seek court permission for a search warrant.
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