A CNN guest blasted the Department of Justice on Monday for a lack of transparency over the Aug. 8 raid on Mar-a-Lago.
“I think ultimately Merrick Garland’s job here is to get buy-in from the American public that the investigation has been conducted fairly and transparently, and ultimately the American people are the jury on this case,” John P. Fishwick, Jr., a former federal prosecutor, said.
The FBI executed a search warrant at the Florida estate owned by former President Donald Trump as part of a reported investigation into the removal of classified materials from the White House when Trump left office in January 2021. Republicans called the raid an “abuse of power” by the Biden administration.
A judge ordered the release of a heavily-redacted affidavit behind the search warrant Friday, with many of the reasons behind the DOJ’s search warrant redacted as well.