Karl Denninger thinks it might have been:
It has now developed that the Raid at Mar-A-Largo was supported by an affidavit that positively identified both the presence of documents that were retained or taken by Trump in violation of Federal Law and where they were.
The FBI was specifically interested in Trump’s “newer” safe, so presumably that’s where they were told the documents were.
Except…. The safe was empty.
Trump has refused to release the copy of the warrant served on him, which is his right. But let’s take a slanted-eye view of this, which upon learning that very specific information was presented to the Judge immediately came to mind.
Let’s presume Trump believed he had a mole in his organization and he thought he knew who it was. And let’s remember that the DOJ and FBI did screw him with Russiagate, which they knew, it was developed, was bullshit and yet used it to go after him anyway, and even worse, fed it to Congress as Articles of Impeachment. That was an active scam and nobody was prosecuted for it, while if you did the same thing as a false report to them you could and would go to prison for it.
Further, Trump knew the Archivist was sniffing around because they’d contacted him back in February and he turned over a bunch of stuff. Ok.
So let’s put forward the theory that he leaks that he has something particularly juicy, very illegal for him to have retained and its in the safe.
He leaks this to one — and only one — person.
The raid happens.
It’s certainly an intriguing theory. And President Trump is certainly devious enough to have gone along with such a plan. But only time will tell; if the raid is followed up by a world-shocking arrest of him, that would tend to signify a very different situation.
I’m more than a bit dubious myself. What would this accomplish besides unmasking yet another traitor inside Team Trump?