First, let’s look at Trump’s claims that this investigation and the search were politically motivated. He claimed that he was cooperating with the appropriate authorities to return documents. Both are blatant lies. The DOJ applied for the search warrant because Trump failed and/or refused to return what did not belong to him. Indeed, one of his lawyers signed a sworn statement, claiming they had returned all classified documents, which was also a lie. The FBI confiscated classified documents that were marked “secret” or “top secret.” Second, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart has no clear political motivation. Magistrate judges are appointed to serve and are approved by district judges. Since most district benches have judges from both political parties, it is not feasible that anything a magistrate does is “political.” According to a site called heavy.com, Judge Reinhart donated to the campaigns of President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Jeb Brush. Looking deeper into that by reviewing campaign finance records, Judge Reinhart also donated to the “Trump Make America Great Again Committee.” So much for the witch hunt theory.
Next, Trump claimed that the search was not “justifiable.” The only way Judge Reinhart would have executed this warrant is by a finding of probable cause, which, in laymen’s terms, means somebody did something they had no business doing, and there is evidence that they did it. The warrant cites the Espionage Act, the improper handling of defense documents, and obstruction of justice. You’d better believe that if any of us were served with a warrant mentioning these crimes, we’d be sitting in the back of a police cruiser while they searched. Instead of being grateful for being allowed to walk around freely while we all know he is a criminal, Trump continues his tiradesDonald Trump digs himself an even deeper hole – Palmer Report