Trump lawyer Christina Bobb said in interviews Thursday night that President Trump and his family in New York watched the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago Monday via closed circuit TV security cameras. Bobb said the FBI had ordered staff at Mar-a-Lago to turn the cameras off but that Trump lawyers had the cameras turned back on.
Bobb, “It’s kind of funny. I think the folks in New York, President Trump and his family, probably had a better view than I did because they had the CCTV that they were able to watch. I was stuck in the parking lot there to collect paper and answer questions. But they were able to see the whole thing. So, they actually have a better idea of what took place inside.”
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Bobb responding to Dr. Gina asking about reports FBI agents ordered the cameras turned off, “Well, they did. So initially they said you need to turn off all the cameras. And then, you know, of course the staff complied and said, ‘oh, the FBI’s making us turn off the cameras’. And then the lawyers jumped in and said no you actually don’t have to turn them off. So shortly after they turned them back on. So, the cameras were only off for a short period of time.”
Politico’s Meredith McGraw reported on Bobb’s comments on the Ingraham Angle on the Fox News Channel Thursday night:
“Bobb on Trump saying FBI opened safe: “I actually couldn’t accompany them so I couldn’t see what they were opening. We know of the stories because CCTV & cameras were on so those in NY watching were aware, I have to take their word for it & know the president put the story out.”
CBS News reported Thursday night the Trump legal team is considering releasing video and photos of the search (excerpt):
Former President Donald Trump’s legal team is weighing whether to release the search warrant and inventory of material seized at Mar-a-Lago before a federal judge rules on the matter, according to a Florida-based attorney for Trump, Lindsey Halligan.
Earlier Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Justice Department had filed a motion to unseal the warrant and related documents, “absent objection from the former president.” Trump has until 3 p.m. Friday to respond.
His legal team is also discussing whether to release video and photos of the search, Halligan said. Two sources familiar with Trump’s legal strategy said that before FBI agents executed the warrant, they asked that Mar-a-Lago’s private security cameras be turned off. Trump’s team refused to comply.
The U.S. Secret Service, which maintains a permanent presence at the former president’s home, was not a party to the dispute over the cameras because the private club owns and controls the cameras, not the government.
It isn’t clear what any video that may have been captured by Mar-a-Lago’s cameras would show. According to Halligan, there were security cameras in Trump’s office, but not in all of the areas that were searched. She also said that there are photos of FBI personnel on the grounds.
Christina Bobb spoke to The Gateway Pundit’s Jim and Joe Hoft earlier Thursday. That interview can be seen at this link.