Trump says he won't oppose the release of documents related to the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid

Trump says he won't oppose the release of documents related to the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid
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Former President Donald Trump stares into the crowd from the stage while addressing attendees of an American Freedom Tour rally in Austin, Texas.
Former President Donald Trump has been raging on his Truth Social platform about the FBI's raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence.Brandon Bell/Getty Images
  • Trump says he would not oppose the release of documents linked to the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid.

  • He even demanded that the documents be released "now," while lauding his poll numbers.

  • Media reports said Trump is free to release the search warrant for the raid but has not chosen to.

Former President Donald Trump said on Thursday night that he would not oppose the Department of Justice's intended release of documents related to the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid.

In a series of posts on Truth Social, Trump continued to rage against the investigation while addressing the DOJ's motion to unseal the search warrant.

"Not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the unAmerican, unwarranted, and unnecessary raid and break-in of my home in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago, I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents," the former president wrote.

Trump also posited without substantiation that the documents had been "drawn up by radical left Democrats and possible future political opponents" and created by people with a "strong and powerful vested interest in attacking" him.

In his statement, Trump also referenced his "poll numbers," saying that they were "the strongest they have ever been" and added that his fundraising was "breaking all records."

"Release the documents now!" he wrote.

According to multiple reports and legal experts, Trump has a copy of the search warrant for the Mar-a-Lago raid but has so far chosen not to release it.

"No, we're not releasing a copy of the warrant," a source close to Trump told NBC News, adding that it would be up to the DOJ to present its reasons for the warrant.

Trump allies have also called on the DOJ to release more information about the search.

The FBI has not given an official reason for why Monday's search of Mar-a-Lago took place. Multiple news outlets — along with Trump's son, Eric — have suggested that the search was related to an investigation by the DOJ into whether Trump had improperly removed documents from the White House. The Washington Post also reported on Thursday that the FBI was looking for classified documents related to nuclear weapons.

More information about the search might be revealed soon as the DOJ has filed a motion asking for the Mar-a-Lago search warrant to be unsealed. The DOJ argued that Trump's own publicizing of the search — which had attracted little public attention before Trump broke the news himself — made it a matter of public interest.

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