U.S. Attorney General Garland has admitted for the first time that the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has entered a search of former President Trump's home in Southern Florida.
It is highly unusual for the Attorney General to make such remarks about a case under investigation, and it appears to be aimed at demonstrating the validity of the search.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump said on the 8th of this month that the FBI had launched a search of his home in southern Florida, with officials saying it was related to documents Trump allegedly took out of the White House.
On the 11th, Attorney General Garland acknowledged for the first time that the FBI had searched at a press conference.
Garland did not disclose any charges, but he said he had approved the search policy and emphasized that he "did not make the decision lightly."
Garland also revealed that he has filed a petition with the local federal district court to release the search warrant and list of seized items, citing "high public interest."
According to the Justice Department, Trump's side can file an objection, and the court will decide whether it will actually be released.
US media say it is highly unusual for the Attorney General to make such remarks about a case under investigation.
Mr. Trump has criticized the search as being politically motivated, and some Republicans have voiced opposition, and it seems that the purpose of the search is to show the validity of the search.
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He said he did not know the details of the documents or whether the FBI seized them.