The FBI was tipped off by an informer close to Trump who guided them to where documents were kept, according to reports

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An informant reportedly pointed out possible documents from Mar-a-Lago to authorities.
Sources told Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal that a whistleblower told investigators where the documents were located.
The whistleblower also determined where the documents were located on Trump's property.
According to reports from Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, a source pointed the authorities to possible documents in Mar-a-Lago and where to find them.
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On Monday, the FBI executed a search warrant at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. And while the FBI and Justice Department have remained silent about the reason for the raid, numerous media outlets and the former president's son, Eric Trump, in an interview with Fox News, have suggested it was due to footage Trump took from the White House to Mar-a-Lago, which may violate the Presidential Records Act.
In February, the National Archives seized 15 boxes of documents from Mar-a-Lago and also asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Trump broke the law in handling those documents.
Newsweek spoke to two anonymous senior government officials who were aware of the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago. Those officials told Newsweek that one person had revealed to law enforcement what documents Trump still had in his possession and where they were located.
According to Newsweek sources, the raid was planned for when Trump was away to avoid the former president getting a photo op and to keep the process under wraps for as long as possible. One of the senior Justice Department officials who Newsweek spoke to said it was a "spectacular backfire" because of the backlash the raid sparked.
Newsweek's report was corroborated by The Journal's coverage.
The Journal spoke to anonymous sources familiar with the matter, who said a person who knew where the papers were kept had contacted investigators. According to The Journal, this person told investigators that there were other classified documents at Mar-a-Lago that were not among the 15 boxes the National Archives retrieved from Trump's apartment in February.
The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The idea that investigators might have been tipped off sent Trumpworld into a tailspin. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, for example, fumed during a live stream Wednesday about an "FBI whistleblower in Mar-a-Lago."
Axios reported that Trump allies believe someone may have "turned around" and given information about Trump to the FBI. Rolling Stone also reported, citing anonymous sources close to Trump, that the former president and his advisers are desperate to root out this whistleblower amid Trump's paranoia that people close to him may be carrying cables.
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