Newsweek reports that an informant told the FBI about the unauthorized documents that Donald Trump had taken to Mar-a-Lago. “In order for the investigators to convince the Florida judge to approve such an unprecedented raid, the information had to be solid, which the FBI claimed,” a source told Newsweek.
“So much paranoia in a mole hunt, no one to trust, so much to do, so much to lose, so many walls closing in so fast,” tweeted former FBI agent Peter Strzok. He ended his tweet with a surprising accusation: “…also, might be Melanie,” referring to Melania Trump. But there is currently no evidence that the former first lady tipped off the FBI.
“I think there were a lot of stories a few weeks ago about Jared and Ivanka trying to back away from Trump and trying to start their own brand, essentially break off from Trump and pulling away from the Trump orbit,” said Rick Wilson, co-founder of the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump conservative PAC.
With paranoia mounting and speculation growing, it’s unclear when — or if — we will learn who the FBI’s informant was.