Reports have surfaced that the federal Judge who signed off on the search warrant to raid former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home had donated to former President Barack Obama’s campaign and victory fund in 2008.
According to federal filings, Florida federal magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart donated a total of $2,000 in 2008 to Obama — $1,000 went to Obama’s campaign fund, and later, he donated $1,000 to Obama’s victory fund.
The revelations were made by The New York Post. The news outlet also revealed that Reinhart had represented employees of convicted late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, which — according to admissions made by Reinhart to the Miami Herald — included pilots, Epstein’s scheduler, and a woman named Nadia Marcinkova.
In 2016, Reinhart donated to Jeb Bush’s failed Presidential campaign.
According to multiple reports, the search warrant signed by Reinhart was a result of an investigation by the DOJ into Trump improperly keeping confidential documents in his home during his time in Office.
Sources also noted that agents confiscated 15 boxes of classified material during the raid. However, neither the White House nor the Department of Justice has commented on the search despite news of it first breaking because of a statement released by Trump detailing the raid.
On Monday, following the early hour’s raid of Mar-a-Lago, while Trump was in New York, the former President released a statement claiming that the “unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate” as he had cooperated “with the relevant Government agencies.”
After Trump released his statements, many Republicans slammed the DOJ’s actions.