Talk about nullifying your own search…
That is basically what happened here when the DOJ made a bit of a shock admission of guilt.
It admitted that agents went outside the scope of the “authorized” warrant.
This could literally get the entire search tossed.
The warrant given to the FBI to raid Mar-a-Lago was already pretty broad, but they still managed to violate it.
You don’t just get to take what you want, check it out, then return what you were not meant to have in the first place.
The FBI took some liberties, however, including swiping passports, which were not covered in the warrant.
John Solomon, editor-in-chief of Just the News, stated, “For the first time we have confirmation that the FBI and the Justice Department believes it over-collected evidence when it was at Mar-a-Lago, meaning it collected evidence not covered by the search warrant.”
A DOJ official, off the record, stated, “Occasionally a warrant collection can grab things outside the scope authorized by the court and the department is now following a procedure we would for any person affected this way.”
Solomon continued, “This is remarkable.
“I talked to a lot have FBI people today who told me this warrant was already remarkably broad, can basically go in and get anything that looked like a presidential record, to then collect something like a passport which most agents can recognize quickly, or privileged documents, raised concerns amongst career FBI officials.”
In a criminal case, this could be grounds to have the entire search tossed, but this is Donald Trump, so we know that will not happen.
Also, that does not even consider the concerns Sullivan brought about by the FBI seems to have gone completely rogue.
You can read more about this report in the Daily Caller.