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Newsweek accused Merrick Garland of falsely claiming he didn't know about FBI investigation into Trump

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Twitter users slam Newsweek on Thursday after U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland admitted to authorizing an unprecedented FBI raid against former President Donald Trump

Newsweek reported on Wednesday: However, Garland claims he did not know in advance the date and time of the particular raid, nor was he asked to approve it [emphasis added].

16} Attorney General Garland gave the Mar-a-Lago search warrant the green light, saying it was "not disrespected"

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks to announce a team to conduct a critical incident review of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, during a media availability at the Department of Justice , Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Washington. 

Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a team to conduct a serious case investigation of the Uvalde, Texas shooting. Speaking to announce, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, during a media response at the Department of Justice in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Sean Davis, co-founder of The Federalist, took to Twitter following Garland's remarks. He blamed Newsweek and retweeted another user. The person who posted the link and screenshot of the article with a comment said, "Newsweek said the search for Mar-a-Lago was not approved by Garland. Wray approved it, but Garland does."

"It's not that we need proof that the corporate media is full of liars and idiots," Davis wrote. 

"From 'He knew nothing' to 'Garland personally authorizing a raid on the house of the man who prevented him from being on his SCOTUS' It took me three days," he continued.

"So Garland just refuted this report," tweeted Chris Pandolfo, his editor of curation for Blaze Media.

Former Obama NSC spokesman tweeted Tommy Vietor, who became the host of "Pod Save America."

Merrick Garland, U.S. Attorney General, speaks during the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland spoke at the Winter Session of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. increase. Washington, D.C., USA, Friday, January 21, 2022. (Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Garland presser admitted to "throwing cold water on Newsweek story".

70} Donald Trump has been the subject of various political and legal scrutiny since first declaring his candidacy for president in 2015. 72} is currently facing the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton. presidential campaign discredited Steele Dossierpaid through law firm Perkins Coie. The allegations uncovered in the documents led to a lengthy Russian collusion investigation that plagued the first half of the Trump administration.

President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper with the headline that reads "ACQUITTED" at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast, at the Washington Hilton, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump slammed a newspaper headline 'not guilty'. at the 68th Annual National Prayer Breakfast at the Hilton in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Congressional Democrats have attempted to impeach Trump on two occasions, one after he left office. In both cases, Trump was acquitted. Mr. Trump was also ousted byNew York Attorney General Letitia James (Democrat). He filed a civil suit earlier this week, appealing to indict Trump, calling his presidency "illegitimate."

Sheldon, his White House Senator, D-R.I., and other politicians also got it wrong. Hours before Garland spoke, the White House tweeted to answer questions about Trump's raid. Approved?’ Answer: Probably not because the FBI has procedures for clearing this sort of thing, but he could be notified,” he said.

His Texas Republican Rep. Troy Nehls responded, citing Garland, "I personally endorse the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter."


TRUMP IN 2024 is the front-runner for the Republican nomination. The Real Clear Politics average shows him ahead of President Joe Biden by 3 percentage points his points. Conservative supporters and even some liberal critics have accused theFBI raid of being politically motivated. 

Joe Silverstein is a production assistant at Fox News Digital.