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Merrick Garland says FBI files motion to unseal Trump Mar-a-Lago warrant

Aug 11, 2022, 1:24 PM | Updated: 1:37 pm
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FILE: Attorney General Merrick Garland delivers a statement following a briefing from U.S. Marshal Service on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. (Bonnie Cash/Pool Photo via AP via CNN)
(Bonnie Cash/Pool Photo via AP via CNN)
Originally Published: 11 AUG 22 14:07 ET
Updated: 11 AUG 22 15:12 ET

(CNN) — In his first public statement since federal agents searched former President Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago earlier this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday said that the Justice Department had filed in court a request that the search warrant and property receipt from the search be unsealed.

The statement comes after days of silence from the Justice Department with regard to the search, as is the department’s normal practice for ongoing investigations.

Utah angle: Utah reaction to the FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate

In a message reviewed by CNN Thursday, FBI Director Chris Wray told the bureau’s employees their “safety and security” was his “primary concern right now.”

“There has been a lot of commentary about the FBI this week questioning our work and motives,” Wray said. “Much of it is from critics and pundits on the outside who don’t know what we know and don’t see what we see. What I know — and what I see — is an organization made up of men and women who are committed to doing their jobs professionally and by the book every day; this week is no exception.”

Wall Street Journal: Informant tipped off investigators about more documents at Mar-a-Lago

The topic of the statement was not given in the Justice Department’s announcement.

A White House official said they did not get advanced notice that Garland would be delivering a statement Thursday.

FBI executes search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, former President says

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Merrick Garland says FBI files motion to unseal Trump Mar-a-Lago warrant