Informant Gave FBI Info That Was Used to Obtain Trump Search Warrant: Report

Informant Gave FBI Info That Was Used to Obtain Trump Search Warrant: Report

The FBI may have a storied history, but in recent years the bureau has become little more than an enforcer for the deep state, much like the ‘secret police’ of current and former Communist countries.

When the FBI isn’t entrapping people on suspected ‘terrorism’ activities; setting up a phony kidnapping plot of a Democratic governor; or, some believe, helping to incite a riot at the U.S. Capitol Building; they are placing confidential informants inside the circle of a former president.

According to Newsweek, an FBI informant passed along information about classified documents that Trump had allegedly had at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida, property that he took with him after leaving the White House in January 2021.

The FBI’s warrant was largely premised on the information, including what the documents contained and where they were being kept, two senior officials told the outlet, which added:

The relationship between the raid informant and the FBI is unclear. The FBI’s use of confidential human sources is rife with controversy and critics say that the informants are too often motivated by money rather than public service. Informants can make tens of thousands, or possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars from the FBI during investigations. Confidential human sources may commit illegal acts themselves in service of the FBI or obtain information through dubious means to push an investigation forward.

Reports say that the FBI agents took away 10-15 boxes away from Trump’s residence, though it is unclear what was contained in those boxes.

Other reports noted that the FBI decided to conduct the raid while Trump was away from the property; he was at Trump Tower in New York City ahead of pleading the Fifth Amendment in an appearance for a case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Also, the Justice Department thought conducting the raid — which lasted all day — while the former president was awa from Mar-a-Lago would draw far less attention than it did.

“What a spectacular backfire,” a DOJ official told Newsweek, regarding the fallout.

The Daily Wire added:

Trump attorney Lindsey Halligan was on scene and described the raid to CBS News. Dozens of FBI officials, not in uniform to avoid attention, worked with the Secret Service, still responsible for the former president’s security, to gain access to Trump’s residence. Agents paid special attention to a bedroom, a storage area, and an office.

The informant reportedly told the FBI that confidential documents were stored in specific locations around Trump’s residence. The FBI relayed that information in its warrant application to federal magistrate judge, believed to be Bruce Reinhart of Florida. The warrant apparently specified that certain documents were kept in Trump’s safe, however, Eric Trump has said that the safe the FBI searched was empty.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the same federal magistrate judge, Bruce Reinhart, who signed off on the original warrant, also ordered DOJ to provide a copy of it to an Albany newspaper and Judicial Watch, a conservative legal watchdog group.

Reinhart took a leave of absence from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Florida more than a decade ago in order to “represent employees of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein after they had gotten immunity during the lengthy probe of the now-late financier for sex trafficking,” Conservative Brief noted.


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