There are lots of unknowns about the FBI’s unprecedented raid on Mar-A-Lago. One mystery concerns the identity of the person who allegedly tipped off the feds.
According to Trump’s niece Mary Trump, the mole may have been Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the Daily Mail reported.
Is Jared Kushner the Mar-Lago mole?
In an interview with SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah, Mary Trump speculated that Kushner ratted out his father-in-law because Kushner is facing legal troubles. She cited money that Kushner received from Saudi Arabia.
“I think we need to look very hard at why Jared got $2 billion. We need to look very hard at why he has been so quiet for so many months now. And we need to think about who, if it, who could also be implicated in this that would need as big a play as turning Donald in, in order to get out of trouble, or at least to mitigate the trouble they’re in,” Mary Trump said.
“It sounds like somebody in Jared’s position. I’m not saying it’s Jared, but it could be,” she added.
Whoever the person is, they knew exactly where to look for the records, Newsweek reported.
The informant reportedly contacted the feds after they met with Trump at Mar-A-Lago in June to discuss classified records that Trump had, the Wall Street Journal reported. Trump received a thank-you note afterward from the FBI asking him to place a stronger lock on his storage room door, which he did.
What is the DOJ hiding?
His lawyers have said the informant’s tip is not relevant because Trump was cooperating. President Trump has blasted the raid as a blatant surprise attack, and indeed, the feds had planned the raid so that Trump would be away in New Jersey when it happened.
The judge who signed the warrant ordered the DOJ on Thursday to partially redact the affidavit justifying it within a week, so the affidavit can be shared with the public.
The DOJ has fought to keep the documents sealed, while Trump has pushed for transparency. Meanwhile, Trump is also said to be planning to release surveillance footage of the raid.
Of course, Mary Trump, who is a vocal critic of her uncle, is hardly an unbiased source. But it isn’t just Trump foes who are skeptical of Kushner.
Peter Navarro, a close ally to Trump, wrote in a recent article at American Greatness that Kushner was a “Rasputin”-like figure who undermined his father-in-law’s America First agenda.