Thursday 11 August 2022 10:25 PM Read Merrick Garland's statement on Donald Trump in full trends now
Below is Attorney General Merrick Garland's full statement on the raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home:
Good afternoon. Since I became Attorney General, I have made clear that the Department of Justice will speak through its court filings and its work.
Just now, the Justice Department has filed a motion in the Southern District of Florida to unseal a search warrant and property receipt relating to a court-approved search that the FBI conducted earlier this week.
That search was of premises located in Florida belonging to the former President. The Department did not make any public statements on the day of the search. The former President publicly confirmed the search that evening, as is his right.
Attorney General Merrick Garland
Copies of both the warrant and the FBI property receipt were provided on the day of the search to the former President's counsel, who was on site during the search.
The search warrant was authorized by a federal court upon the required finding of probable cause.
The 'property receipt' is a document that federal law requires law enforcement agents to leave with the