FBI raid approved by main Justice, focus is on classified document handling

Agents from Washington Field Office were involved in raid, the same office that has been the focus of whistleblower complaints.

Published: August 8, 2022 8:41pm

Updated: August 8, 2022 10:42pm

The FBI raid on Donald Trump's home and office in Florida was approved by the main Justice Department and is part of an investigation in Washington D.C. into the former president's handling of classified information, two sources told Just the News on Monday evening.

The two sources, both briefed on the raid, said the agents who executed the search were from the Washington Field Office, the same office that whistleblowers recently complained to Sen. Charles Grassley was involved in political meddling into investigations involving Trump and Hunter Biden.

The agents were seeking evidence related to whether Trump removed classified documents from the White House to his compound at Mar-a-Lago, the sources said.

The National Archives recently lodged a complaint with the FBI regarding possible mishandling of documents, officials have previously confirmed.

The raid, if accurately described by the sources, stands in stark contrast to how the FBI dealt with similar allegations of mishandled classified emails by Hillary Clinton. In that case, the FBI worked through her lawyer, David Kendall, and even allowed Kendall to hold onto alleged classified materials inside a specialized safe in his office rather than conduct a raid.

This reporter broke that story back in 2015 while editor of The Washington Times.

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