Op Woensdag, Newsweek reported: “The senior Justice Department Source says that Garland was regularly briefed on the Records Act investigation, and that he knew about the grand jury and what material federal prosecutors were seeking. He insists, wel, that Garland had no prior knowledge of the date and time of the specific raid, nor was he asked to approve it [emphasis added].”
Sean Davis, a co-founder of The Federalist, slammed Newsweek on Twitter after Garland’s remarks, retweeting another user who posted a link and screenshot from the article with the comment, “According to Newsweek, the Mar-a-Lago search was not approved by Garland; Wray approved it, but Garland was not asked to do so. That strikes me as kinda remarkable.”
“More proof, not that you needed any, that the corporate media is full of liars and morons,” Davis wrote.
“Dit het gevat 3 days to go from: ‘He knew nothing!’ to ‘Praise be that Garland personally approved raiding the home of the man who blocked him from being on SCOTUS!’” gaan hy voort.
“So Garland just contradicted this report,” Chris Pandolfo, curation editor for Blaze media, getwiet.
Former Obama NSC spokesman turned “Pod Save America” host Tommy Vietor, getwiet, “So the Newsweek ‘scoop’ that Garland had no advanced knowledge of the FBI raid is utter bullshit (no surprise there).”
Maggie Haberman, a New York Times reporter who often covers Trump, acknowledged that Garland’s presser “throws cold water on a Newsweek story.”
Donald Trump has been the target of various investigations, political and legal, since first declaring his candidacy for president in 2015. In 2017, at the start of his administration, then FBI Director James Comey presented Trump with the now discredited Steele Dossier, which was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign through law firm Perkins Coie. The debunked allegations in the dossier led to the prolonged Russia-collusion probe, which dogged the first half of the Trump administration.