Trump aides think a family member ratted him out to FBI before Mar-a-Lago raid

In the wake of the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago searching for classified documents, aides to former President Donald Trump think a member of his family tipped the FBI off, The Guardian reports.

Sources speaking to The Guardian say the speculation began in the immediate aftermath of the Aug. 8 raid. Agents confiscated more than a dozen boxes of items, including highly classified information during their search, apparently having specific information as to where to find the materials.

Some aides say only a family member would have known where the documents were hidden.

From Business Insider:

Both Trump’s estranged niece, Mary, and his former attorney Michael Cohen have speculated that Jared Kushner, the former president’s son-in-law, could be the informant. Neither offered evidence to back the claim.

According to multiple reports, agents conducting the raid were acting on information, including witness testimony, that Trump had not return all the classified information which was requested by the Justice Department and National Archives.

The warrant, which was unsealed Friday, showed that agents believe Trump may have violated several laws, including the Espionage Act.

Sky Palma

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