FBI Turned Off Security Cameras During Mar-a-Lago Raid – Legal Experts Weigh In

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Special Counsel Jack Smith’s legal team has submitted a rebuttal to President Trump’s request to dismiss the case involving classified documents, which is centered on the alleged destruction of evidence confiscated by agents during the 2022 raid of Mar-a-Lago.

The recent filing states that the FBI deactivated security cameras at Mar-a-Lago due to “concerns for agent safety.”

In August 2022, the FBI, under President Biden, conducted a raid on Mar-a-Lago and confiscated numerous records from Trump’s Florida property.

In August 2022, armed agents equipped with machine guns arrived at Mar-a-Lago, and by November, the DOJ under President Biden had assigned a special counsel to probe the documents kept at the Florida estate.

“At approximately 9:55 am, the CCTV servers were turned off to prevent recording, at the request of the FBI, out of concern for agent safety,” Jack Smith’s prosecutors wrote. “At approximately 10:20 am, recording resumed at the request of Trump attorneys.”

Mike Davis, a former clerk for Gorsuch, stated that this poses a significant challenge for Jay Bratt, the chief prosecutor for Jack Smith.

“During the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago, agents reportedly stopped the security cameras on the property, raising concerns about transparency and procedural conduct. The decision to disable the cameras has sparked controversy and speculation over what occurred during the search. This action is likely to become a focal point in the ongoing legal and political debates surrounding the Jack Smith Special Counsel Trump Trial,” the ACLJ said on Tuesday.

The revelation that the FBI deactivated security cameras out of concern for agent safety, only to have them turned back on at the request of Trump’s attorneys, adds another layer of complexity to an already contentious case.

With former clerk Mike Davis highlighting the significant challenge this poses for Chief Prosecutor Jay Bratt, it is evident that this legal showdown will continue to keep national attention.

As this saga unfolds, it underscores the deep political and legal divisions in our country and serves as a stark reminder of the enduring impact of these power struggles on our democratic institutions.

The outcome of this case could have far-reaching implications for future investigations and government transparency





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