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What we know about the FBI raid on Trump’s Florida home


Carrie Johnson:

Well, a number of Republicans on Capitol Hill are demanding briefings from the FBI and senior Justice Department officials.

It is highly unusual for the Justice Department and the FBI to speak of an ongoing investigation involving a grand jury in this manner. In fact, there are laws that prohibit these types of officials from disclosing information to the grand jury.

So I don’t expect us to have full disclosure of what the Justice Department wanted or what the FBI found in the short term. That said, at some point, some of these court documents will become public. And we’ll know a lot more then about why the Department of Justice took this action, which appears to be unprecedented, and what they found, whether this is in fact a violation of the law.

Judy, it’s not clear that former President Trump is the target here, if there is a specific target, or that anyone will be charged with criminal acts. The government may simply want to retrieve these documents.

But, at this point, it’s hard to know for sure. There is not much visibility.


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