News that the F.B.I. had searched Mar-a-Lago appeared to have been first reported Monday by Peter Schorsch, the writer of FloridaPolitics.com.
Mr. Schorsch, a former political operative, began running a blog years in the past as a solution to commerce political gossip and assist shoppers. But as viewership grew together with revenues, he has employed veteran political reporters within the state and gained credibility for his website, which identifies itself as a new media platform overlaying campaigns, elections, authorities, coverage and lobbying in Florida.
He’s additionally frank about his journalistic limitations.
In a tweet reporting the search, Mr. Schorsch acknowledged that he wasn’t sure why, precisely, the F.B.I. had obtained a search warrant.
“TBH, Im not a strong enough reporter to hunt this down, but its real,” he wrote.