Donald Trump issued a statement on his Truth social network saying that the FBI raided his Florida home on Monday “with no warning.” His post came just after Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed the raid at Mar-a-Lago.

“My attorneys and representatives were cooperating fully, and very good relationships had been established. The government could have had whatever they wanted, if we had it,” Trump wrote.

“The government could have had whatever they wanted, if we had it,” Trump added. “They asked us to put an additional lock on a certain area — DONE! Everything was fine, better than that of most previous Presidents, and then, out of nowhere and with no warning, Mar-a-Lago was raided at 6:30 in the morning, by VERY large numbers of agents and even ‘safecrackers.’ They got way ahead of themselves. Crazy.”

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Garland said that the Justice Department is seeking a judge to make public the warrant that authorized the search of Trump’s home, after the former president attacked the raid as being politically driven.

According to reports, the search is part of an investigation into whether Trump illegally removed records from the White House as he was leaving office.

Garland said the Justice Department asked a court to unseal the search warrant “in light of the former president’s public confirmation of the search, the surrounding circumstances and the substantial public interest in this matter.”

That motion was filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, where Mar-a-Lago is located. It was signed by Jay Bratt, chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section of the National Security Division of the Justice Department.

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Garland at the press conference said, “I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter.”

“The department does not take such a decision lightly,” he said. “Where possible, it is standard practice to seek less intrusive means as an alternative to a search, and to narrowly scope any search that is undertaken.”