In a telling exclusive for Newsweek, Government officials revealed that a “confidential informant” helped provide the basis for the FBI search of former President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-lago resort home.
Monday’s raid on Trump’s Florida residence has shaken up the political landscape and dominated a news media hungry for details. Two Trump lawyers who were on the scene during the search — Christina Bobb and Lindsey Halligan — have said that the warrant they were shown was partly sealed.
An exclusive new report from Newsweek‘s William Arkin sheds new light on the dramatic search and seizure — as much for who is talking as for what they’re saying.
The big reveal is that the FBI had help from inside:
“The raid on Mar-a-Lago was based largely on information from an FBI confidential human source, one who was able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents, two senior government officials told Newsweek.”