Eric Trump, son of former President Donald Trump, disclosed new details Wednesday about the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago.
What did Eric Trump say?
Speaking with the Daily Mail, Eric Trump revealed that FBI agents initially refused to show Trump's attorneys a copy of the search warrant that authorized them to raid Mar-a-Lago for allegedly classified documents that were purportedly being stored at the south Florida resort.
According to Eric, FBI agents forced Trump attorney Christina Bobb to wait at the end of the Mar-a-Lago driveway while FBI agents searched the property.
"There's 30 agents there," Eric recalled. "They told our lawyer, 'You have to leave the property right now. Turn off all security cameras.'
"They would not give her the search warrant, so they showed it to her from about 10 feet away," Eric alleged. "They would not give her a copy of the search warrant."
Eric said that Mar-a-Lago staff refused to comply with the demand to shut off surveillance cameras. Thus, Eric alleged, there is footage showing FBI agents searching areas of the property they "shouldn't have been."
What did Bobb say?
Bobb has corroborated Eric Trump's claims.
She explained in an interview on Tuesday that FBI agents initially refused to show her the search warrant, but they eventually did so. However, investigators did not disclose the probable cause that led a federal magistrate judge to approve the warrant.
Still, Bobb described the warrant as "thin" and suggested federal authorities used the raid for nefarious purposes.
"I think this is clearly a situation where they're looking for a way that they can easily prosecute President Trump," Bobb claimed. "They want to do it under a national security-type guise because they can hide things from the public and they can say, 'Oh, we can't tell you. We can't give you the details because it's confidential information, subject to national security concerns, so we can't tell you, but we're just going to prosecute [Trump]."
Speculation is running rampant because the Justice Department has refused to speak publicly about the raid. The narrative is thus being steered by law enforcement leaks.
One DOJ source who spoke to Newsweek, for example, described the raid as a "spectacular backfire," because the FBI hoped for it to be low-key, but instead it has energized Republicans and triggered accusations of a weaponized Justice Department.