You are asking to raid a former president which breaks EVERY FBI precedent in history. Why wouldn't you put this in front of a Federal Judge on something this elaborate? Going to a Magistrate instead only promotes distrust in the public. But you don't know that? Federal magistrates issue warrants you are willing to swear out. They do not determine the validity of your claim. They conduct preliminary proceedings in criminal cases, such as initial appearances and arraignments, and hear cases involving petty offenses committed on federal lands. And this was the process the FBI used to get a warrant to raid a former presidents home? Going to a judge is more difficult as a judge would review the request, review the evidence you have to make such request, then determine if your claim is warranted. You can pretend you don't know the difference but your problem is, you won't be able to convince anyone else that they don't know the difference. FALSE, They had 30 officers in the home searching. They over 100 tac officers outside with automatic weapons. Which is designed to give the public the idea that they are there for some overwhelming national security issue. They better come up with some national emergency indictment because if they don't, and this is exposed as another fishing expedition, its going to be almost impossible to find many (other than the left over 15%ers) that will cast a vote for playing Dictators. And they NEVER do a midnight raid on a former presidents property so you can stop pretending like this is some normal occurrence. If you're a democrat you better pray they provide indictments of some super high value. Yes, they do. What dictatorship did you come from.