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Napolitano: How Did FBI Know to Go Into Trump's Safe?
Trump raid angered supporters
Judge Andrew Napolitano, the host of “Judging Freedom” joined Gerald Celente on “Celente & the Judge” Wednesday to discuss the FBI raid on former President Trump’s Florida home earlier this week.
WHERE: The FBI executed a search warrant at Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, early Monday.
WHY: Eric Trump said in an interview that he was told that the raid occurred because the National Archives wanted to corroborate whether or not Donald Trump had any documents in his possession.
"And my father has worked so collaboratively with them for months. In fact, the lawyer that's been working on this was totally shocked. He goes, 'I have such an amazing relationship with these people and all of a sudden, on no notice, they send 20 cars and 30 agents?'"
WHAT IT MEANS Trump supporters have accused the Biden administration of weaponizing the Department of Justice. Trump said agents broke open his safe. The New York Times noted that Justice Department officials are declining to comment on “any aspect of the search warrant executed at Mar-a-Lago and have declined to say if Attorney General Merrick B. Garland approved of the warrant — or even if he had been briefed on the situation.”
NAPOLITANO: “What happened to Donald Trump on Monday of this week, happens to Americans every day of the week. This is law enforcement today. This is the FBI today, this is local law enforcement, this is state law enforcement. If this has not happened to you, or a friend or a relative…you don’t know about it. If his name was Donald Jones, we wouldn’t know about it. But because he’s Donald Trump and he has the biggest megaphone in the country – and I’m glad he told the story of what happened – we know about it.
The true blame should be on the DOJ – the Department of Justice. Every FBI agent works for a federal prosecutor. The federal prosecutor at the Department of Justice tell them where to go and what to seize.”
NAPOLITANO SAID WE LIKELY KNOW:
Attorney General Merrick Garland approved this after looking at whatever evidence the DOJ lawyers presented to him.
The Fourth Amendment has the most specific language in the Constitution. He quoted the amendment: “Specifically describe the place to be searched or person or thing to be seized.”
He said the fact that these agents went, with a locksmith, into Trump’s safe must mean they knew what was in there.
“I don’t know how they could know this, unless they have a confederate working there..and they must have told the judge what was in the safe.”