The federal judge who reportedly approved the search warrant at the Mar-a-Lago home of former President Trump made 2008 contributions totaling thousands of dollars to former President Barack Obama’s campaign and victory fund.
According to federal filings, Florida federal magistrate judge Bruce Reinhart contributed $1,000 to Obama’s 2008 campaign and an additional $1,000 to the Obama Victory Fund during the same cycle.
According to federal filings, Reinhart later gave $500 to Jeb Bush’s unsuccessful 2016 presidential campaign. In response to a Fox News Digital question regarding his donations, Reinhart didn’t respond right away.
Reinhart also defended staff members of the late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in connection with a sex trafficking investigation, according to the same New York Post report on the donations. Reinhart previously disclosed to the Miami Herald that he also acted as a representative for Sarah Kellen, Epstein’s scheduler, and a woman by the name of Nadia Marcinkova.
On Monday night, FBI agents carried out a search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida. According to sources, the search was a component of the DOJ’s inquiry into whether Trump improperly removed government property while he was in office.
15 boxes of top-secret materials were seized by FBI agents during the raid, the sources claim.
Trump said in a statement Monday–
BREAKING TRUMP STATEMENT:
“These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents” pic.twitter.com/TR82JCcJaa
— Benny Johnson 🍊 (@bennyjohnson) August 8, 2022
Conservative commentators, Republican lawmakers, and some Democrats reacted by expressing grave concern that the raid was political in nature.
If the GOP wins control of the House in the fall, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy of California has threatened to investigate the DOJ over the raid, and Jim Banks of Indiana, chair of the House Republican Study Committee, has called the action “un-American.”