Well, I guess we found the end of Merrick Garland’s patience with Trump and his enablers’ bullshit.
If you missed it, here’s the C-Span recording of his statement. Basically, the DoJ has moved to unseal Trump’s search warrant. Garland said he personally approved the search warrant, that the decision wasn’t taken lightly and normally they’d use less intrusive means, and, finally, fuck everyone who shit on the FBI and DoJ prosecutors (paraphrasing).
Here’s the DoJ filing [pdf] to unseal the search warrant and property receipt in the search of Trump’s swamp palace. This is exactly what Trump didn’t want, and the filing almost dares him to object:
The public’s clear and powerful interest in understanding what occurred under these circumstances weighs heavily in favor of unsealing. That said, the former President should have an opportunity to respond to this Motion and lodge objections, including with regards to any “legitimate privacy interests” or the potential for other “injury” if these materials are made public. Romero, 480 F.3d at 1246. To that end, the government will furnish counsel for the former President with a copy of this Motion.
Edited to add: As Marcy Wheeler points out, the documents that the DoJ is moving to unseal are precisely and only the ones that would have been furnished to Trump when the search took place.