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Who in Trump’s circle helped the FBI?  The biggest theories about the informant


Trumpworld has been on edge, swirling with rumors about who the FBI informant might be, ever since it was reported that the search warrant executed at Mar-a-Lago was largely based on information provided by a confidential human source.

As former President Donald Trump pushed for the release of an unredacted version of the underlying affidavit, prosecutors warned that unsealing the document in its entirety could reveal who the Justice Department witnesses are. , and many have speculated that the FBI mole may be among those identified. by the affidavit.

However, the redacted version unsealed on Friday did not include any names, once again leaving those in Trump’s orbit to remain suspicious of whom the former president should trust with sensitive information.

Several people have suggested that the informant may be Trump’s own son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Earlier this month, The Guardian reported that several Trump aides believe it was a family member who tipped off federal law enforcement about the classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. Trump’s estranged niece, Mary Trump, and his former attorney, Michael Cohen, both speculated that Kushner was the family member who went to the FBI.

Former President Donald Trump addresses supporters at a rally August 5 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Newsweek reported that the search warrant executed at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home was largely based on information provided by a confidential human source.
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“It’s definitely a member of his entourage,” Cohen told Insider, adding that he “wouldn’t be surprised to learn it was Jared or one of his children.”

During a radio interview on The Dean Obeidallah ShowTrump’s niece dismissed rumors that the informant was a political aide, like former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, because they wouldn’t have that kind of access to Trump.

“I think we have to look very carefully at why Jared got $2 billion,” she said, referring to the investment Kushner received from the Saudi crown prince six months after leaving the White House. “We have to look very carefully at why he’s been so quiet for so many months now.”

“We need to think about who might also be involved in what would require such a big game as exposing Donald to get out of trouble, or at least ease the trouble they’re in,” she added. “Sounds like someone in Jared’s position. I’m not saying it’s Jared, but it could be.”

However, Kushner called such speculation “crazy”, telling journalist Megyn Kelly: “It is absolutely not true, categorically in every way”. Kushner also accused Cohen and Mary Trump of making “strange” accusations to “catch headlines” to get attention.

Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump appeared to support Kushner in an interview with Fox News, saying Trump had “no information” on a potential informant and “there’s no one we would even consider.” like a mole.

The other person who has been accused of being the one who leaked information about Trump to the FBI is Representative Matt Gaetz, whose main opponent, Mark Lombardo, has suggested that the congressman was the FBI’s informant pointing out Gaetz’s lack of Trump endorsement.

“When Donald Trump really supports someone, he gets big. You haven’t seen any of this lying for Matt Gaetz,” a narrator said in a political ad. “What does Trump know? Is Gaetz the informant?

In response, Gaetz’s spokesperson accused Lombardo of “trying to please Resistance liberals with plays from the Lincoln Project playbook”.

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