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A Trump-appointed federal judge agreed with the former president Monday to appoint a special master who will review materials seized from his home. Read more»

The search appears to be related to the National Archives and Records Administration’s ongoing efforts to recover presidential documents.

Social media posts claiming the FBI search of the home of former President Donald Trump was politically motivated have been swirling online, despite there being no evidence that President Biden “had his department of justice’s FBI raid” Trump’s home. Read more»

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the U.S. Department of Justice moved Thursday to release the search warrant a federal judge issued earlier this week that allowed federal agents to enter former President Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago. Read more»

Donald Trump at a town hall meeting in Derry, N.H.

Details of the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate search are not clear, but reporting shows it was “at least in part” for presidential records that Trump had taken from the White House - records the National Archives knew were missing. Read more»

The FBI raid on former President Donald Trump has Republicans rallying to his defense, echoing his unfounded claims that it was a political hit job - but legal experts say there would have been a very high standard of probable cause to execute such a search. Read more»

Trump’s GOP allies questioned the prudence of the search, which the FBI and Department of Justice had not confirmed by Tuesday afternoon.

Republicans in Congress fumed Tuesday in reaction to former President Donald Trump’s Monday evening statement that the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, a copy of which has not yet been released by the former president. Read more»

Official advisory committees are governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The 1972 law, known as FACA, requires federal agencies to inform the public when they consult outside experts.

A congressional investigation prompted by ProPublica’s reporting found Trump’s “Mar-a-Lago crowd,” wealthy civilians with no U.S. government or military experience, pursued a plan for the Department of Veterans Affairs to monetize patient data. Read more»