Garland confesses that he ‘personally approved’ warrant for Mar-a-Lago raid, reactions pour in

Attorney General Merrick Garland finally broke his silence about the stunning FBI raid of former President Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, confessing that he himself approved the search warrant for what many have described as an action straight out of a banana republic.

(Video: C-SPAN)

Following days of Republican lawmakers calling for an explanation, President Joe Biden’s ruthless legal hatchet man stepped up to the podium on Thursday afternoon to deliver a brief statement, confirming that he signed off on the search and stating that he has filed a motion for the warrant and property receipt from the Mar-a-Lago raid to be unsealed.

“There are, however, certain points I want you to know. First, I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter,” Garland said. “Second, the Department does not take such a decision lightly. Where possible, it is standard practice to seek less intrusive means as an alternative to a search and to narrowly scope any search that is undertaken.”

“Third, let me address recent, unfounded attacks on the professionalism of the FBI and Justice Department agents and prosecutors. I will not stand by silently when their integrity is unfairly attacked,” he said in a thinly-veiled threat to conservative critics of the hyper-politicized federal law enforcement apparatus that he presides over.

Incredibly, Garland also talked about equal justice under the law.

“Upholding the rule of law means applying the law evenly, without fear or favor. Under my watch, that is precisely what the Justice Department is doing. All Americans are entitled to the evenhanded application of the law, to due process of the law, and to the presumption of innocence,” he said, in a laughable statement considering that under his tenure, concerned parents have been equated with domestic terrorists and Trump supporters have been persecuted and in some cases, hunted down like dogs.

Among those reacting to Garland’s statement was the raid’s target and public enemy number one of the swamp.

“My attorneys and representatives were cooperating fully, and very good relationships had been established,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “The government could have had whatever they wanted, if we had it. They asked us to put an additional lock on a certain area – DONE!”

“Everything was fine, better than most previous presidents, and then, out of nowhere and with no warning, Mar-a-Lago was raided,” he added, “at 6:30 in the morning, by VERY large numbers of agents, and even ‘safecrackers.’ They got way ahead of themselves. Crazy!”


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“I continue to ask, what happened to the 33 million pages of documents taken to Chicago by President Obama?” Trump wrote in another Truth Social post. “The Fake News Media refuses to talk about that. They want it CANCELED!”

Other reactions to Garland’s admission that the buck stops with him when it comes to what some have likened to a “Gestapo-style” raid.

Taking an opposite but predictable approach, leftists practically wet themselves with glee, marveling at their hero Garland’s unabashed authoritarianism.

In a divided America that is on the brink of an existential crisis, the lines couldn’t be clearer between those who still believe in a constitutional republic and those who would burn down to the ground every legal protection afforded by the nation’s founding document if that’s what it takes to destroy Trump and all who support him.

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