CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS/DOJ/FBI: “Months of disputes between Justice Department prosecutors and FBI agents over how best to try to recover classified documents from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club and residence led to a tense showdown near the end of July last year, according to four people familiar with the discussions.

Prosecutors argued that new evidence suggested Trump was knowingly concealing secret documents at his Palm Beach, Fla., home and urged the FBI to conduct a surprise raid at the property. But two senior FBI officials who would be in charge of leading the search resisted the plan as too combative and proposed instead to seek Trump’s permission to search his property.”

-Carol D. Leonnig, Devlin Barrett, Perry Stein and Aaron C. Davis, “Showdown before the raid: FBI agents and prosecutors argued over Trump,” washingtonpost.com, March 1, 2023