According to sources speaking to The Washington Post, the FBI was searching for, among other things, classified documents related to nuclear weapons when they raided his Palm Beach resort this Wednesday.
The sources, speaking on on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, did not offer any additional information on the documents the FBI was seeking, including if the documents in question were related to U.S. nuclear weapons or another country’s. The sources also did not say whether or not the documents were recovered.
In a press conference this Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland said he could not go into detail about the raid, but as The Washington Post points out, he made an unusual admission — that he had personally signed off on the raid.
Justice Department lawyers filed a motion seeking to unseal the search warrant in the case, writing that the “public’s clear and powerful interest in understanding what occurred under these circumstances weighs heavily in favor of unsealing.”
“That said, the former President should have an opportunity to respond to this Motion and lodge objections, including with regards to any ‘legitimate privacy interests’ or the potential for other ‘injury’ if these materials are made public,” the motion stated.
Read the full report over at The Washington Post.