Republican Texasns Donald Trump's FBI raid

Despite Texas Republicans' accusations of a witch hunt, the FBI search of Trump's home was probably thoroughly investigated, according to legal experts.

Federal authorities would have needed to meet an exceptionally high standard for probable cause to approve such a public and politically sensitive operation.

Texas Republicans are standing up for the former president Donald Trump following the FBI raid on him on Monday, reiterating his unsubstantiated allegations that it was a political hit operation.

Texas Republicans denounced the operation as political retaliation almost immediately.

But legal professionals emphasized that, given the public scrutiny, it is implausible that officials could have approved the search warrant without a high threshold of reasonable cause.