By Robert Willmann
You cannot make this stuff up. Newsweek magazine published an article on 10 August 2022 at 10:03 a.m. eastern time that would make S.J. Perelman grin . It is entitled “Exclusive: An Informer Told the FBI What Docs Trump Was Hiding, and Where”. The puff piece makes a hilarious attempt to cover the derrieres of the FBI, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Bruce E. Reinhart, the federal magistrate in Florida who signed the search warrant that facially allowed FBI agents, and maybe others, to make their way into the rather large property pictured above.
Two unnamed “senior government officials”, the article says, “have direct knowledge of the FBI’s deliberations”. One of them is a “senior Justice Department official who is a 30-year veteran of the FBI”. This person may or may not still be in the FBI. The other person is more vaguely described as a “senior intelligence official”. The article contains descriptive language seeking to paint a picture that the process of getting the warrant was legal.
Then the fun parts appear. First: “The Biden White House says the president was not briefed about the Mar-a-Lago raid and knew nothing about it in advance”. Well, a child might ask, “Was any person in the White House briefed who was not the president?”