On Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland informed America that he was personally to blame for the raid on President Donald Trump’s Florida home, Mar-a-Lago. It took days for someone to take responsibility, and it raises the question of whether or not the Biden administration wanted to see America’s reaction before assigning blame or credit for the raid.
You can imagine a scenario in which, if the raid was perceived poorly by Americans (as it has been) a fall guy is produced to take the blame. It appears Garland is that fall guy. But if Americans had cheered the raid, would Joe Biden have taken the credit? The negative response to the raid was almost instantaneous, and immediately afterward began a series of confused statements from the White House on who knew what, and when. Chris Pandolfo of The Blaze reports on Garland’s attempt to take responsibility for the raid, writing:
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed Thursday that he personally approved the search warrant that led to an FBI raid at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.
“I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter,” Garland told reporters in his first public comments on the matter.
The attorney general also announced the Justice Department has filed a motion to unseal the warrant in the southern district of Florida. Garland would not comment on the ongoing investigation other than to say the warrant was authorized by a federal court upon finding of probable cause and that it will be made public in light of Trump’s comments on the FBI raid and the public interest.
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