According to Merrick Garland, the Department of Justice

 has requested the court to unseal Trump's search warrant.

The US Justice Department (DoJ) has sought a judge to unseal the search warrant obtained by the FBI

 before inspecting Donald Trump's Florida resort, according to Merrick Garland on Thursday.

The attorney general announced the request at a hurriedly organised

justice department press conference, citing "strong public interest in this subject."

The report comes after an FBI raid on the former US president's Mar-a-Lago property earlier this week. 

 This search was conducted as part of an investigation 

into whether Trump stole secret documents from the White House.