A former director of national intelligence says he believes the FBI didn't find what they were looking for during its recent raid of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home.
John Ratcliffe, who formerly also served as a Texas GOP congressman, told Fox News of his observations during an interview this week.
FBI ‘Didn’t Find What They Were Looking For’ During Trump Raid, Says Former Intel Chief https://t.co/WldTHkJTlA
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"I was a former federal prosecutor, United States attorney. Let me tell you what this is about. Good prosecutors with good cases play it straight. They don't need to play games," Ratcliffe said.
"They don't need to shop for judges, they don't need to leak intelligence that may or may not exist," he added.
“Good prosecutors with good cases… don’t need to play games,” Ratcliffe said.
Former Director of National Intelligence @JohnRatcliffe said he believes the #DOJ “didn’t find what they were looking” for during the #FBIRaid on former President Trump’s home. https://t.co/cBBgxlwKg6
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The lack of evidence may be what has kept the Justice Department from revealing what was found. In addition, Trump's legal team has now pushed to have a special master review the seized items.
The controversy will likely continue for some time, but it appears Trump has escaped some of the damage the FBI had anticipated to find.