(RepublicanInformer.com)- Mick Mulvaney, the former Trump administration acting chief of staff, told CNN last week that the informant who reportedly told the FBI where classified documents were at Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago had to have been very close to the former president, Politico reported.
“This would be someone who was handling things on day to day, who knew where documents were, so it would be somebody very close inside the president, my guess is there’s probably six or eight people who had that kind of information,” Mulvaney said on CNN.
Numerous outlets reported on an informant that tipped the FBI over documents allegedly retained by the president after leaving office. The National Archives and Records Administration reportedly discovered classified documents kept by the former president that Trump subsequently gave back. After meetings about additional documents fell through, the FBI executed a search warrant approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland and authorized by a federal magistrate based on “probable cause.”
Contrary to the claims made by the alleged informant, Trump says that he had no other documents in his possession, according to Politico. Mulvaney has been critical of the president recently for his role in the January 6 riots that Democrats claim literally threatened democracy as we know it. He suggests that the best course of action would be for both the Justice Department and Trump to be as transparent as they can.
“Maybe the best thing for everybody to do right now in order to calm things down and sort of reset the playing field is for Trump to come forward with the search warrant that he received and the receipt of the documents that were taken, and the DOJ to come forward with the affidavit that they swore out to a judge,” Mulvaney said.
Trump and his legal team have reportedly requested that the FBI turn over a copy of the search warrant, the affidavit, and an inventory of what they took from his home. He can then use those copies to release to the public at his discretion, OANN reports.