In the aftermath of the raid on President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate, one of the many skirmishes was over the search warrant. Trump was unhappy about the manner in which the search was conducted. However, because of its seal status, the Department of Justice prevented the warrant from being released. Left pointed out that President Trump was legally required by the FBI to give him a copy. He should also release the copy, if he feels abused.
Are you a victim of the Trump search? A copy of the warrant was left by law enforcement. This document details what they’re looking for as well as what laws have been broken.
If Trump/RNC think this search signed off on by a fed judge is abusive & they have nothing to hide,release the warrant to the public
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) August 9, 2022
Trump is allowed to release the warrant. #ReleaseTheWarrant
— Adam Kinzinger🇺🇦🇺🇸✌️ (@AdamKinzinger) August 11, 2022
Trump is the one who has the warrant. It could be released.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 9, 2022
Trump also has a copy his warrant. This will show what the search was for as well as what offenses they think were committed. Trump can request it anytime he likes.
— Sarah Isgur (@whignewtons) August 9, 2022
Trump just did it late Friday. We were able to see all of the search warrants using Breitbart news as our vehicle.
Breitbart News Searches Warrant Mar A Lago
Was that the whole search warrant? Well, that isn’t what Trump’s critics wanted.
Breitbart published an unredacted copy from Trump’s property receipt that contained names of FBI agents. Based on his history, this can only be interpreted as intentional to cause these Special Agents (one of whom I know) & their families grief & subject them to possible threats. 😡
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) August 13, 2022
Breitbart published the names and addresses of FBI agents that conducted the search. Is that you? And this is presumably how Breitbart obtained the search warrant unredacted from Trump.
Wow good luck to those agents & their families. Sheesh the right don’t give a damn about ‘the blue’.
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) August 12, 2022
You have got to be sh***ing me.
Search warrants are public documents. It is clear that Trump was provided with a copy, and that he was encouraged to release it by the intellectual right. I don’t have any sympathy for anyone involved in this assault on our Republic. While I don’t wish them physical harm, I don’t have a problem with them being peacefully, if loudly, confronted at home or while shopping or dining out. That’s the standard.
So long as these agents aren’t treated with any more violence or disrespect than Kirstjen Nielsen, I think it’s completely fine.
Some of the usual suspects accuse Breitbart of “doxxing” the agents by posting a public document; see pages 5 and 7. It is absurd. The only way “doxxing” could occur would have been if the Department of Justice had violated court rules when filing the search warrant.
In order to protect privacy, anyone who files a Federal Court document must remove certain information. This includes Social Security numbers or taxpayer ID numbers, names of minors, financial account information and, in criminal cases, addresses.
If the agents were “doxxed” by publishing a public document, then the failure was on the part of the people who did not follow Federal court rules, not Breitbart News.
A genuine effort to “dox” the agents signing this search warrant would have required someone to have enough energy to find them in various public databases and publish that information. This would not be true. Right?
I don’t see why people voluntarily involved in this search have any expectation that their role, even if it was “only following orders” (Ich habe nur Befehle ausgeführtIn the original German, it should read “state secret”. It shouldn’t. The right to be able to identify the person we are dealing is ours. If our side has the upper hand, then we can balance justice. Participants in this political war were made conscious by those involved in planning the raid. If they are ashamed of what they did, maybe they shouldn’t have done it. Perhaps they need to reconsider their involvement in a political vendetta. If they believe what they did was right and in the nation’s best interests, then they should hold their heads up and take full credit for the raid and for what comes next.