Former President Donald Trump said in a statement Monday that the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago home.
It isn’t immediately clear why the former presidents Florida resort was raided, though theDepartment of Justice (DOJ) is investigating the possible mishandling of documents after 15 boxes of White House documents finished up at Mar-a-Lago. A few of these documents were classified, according to The Washington Post.
THE BRAND NEW York Times reportedMonday that the search were linked to this investigation, citing two different people acquainted with the investigation.
Trump denounced the raid, which he suggested was ongoing, and called it prosecutorial misconduct. The former president also suggested that the raid was an attack by his political opponents to ensure he doesnt run again in 2024.
They are dark times for the Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, happens to be under siege, raided, and occupied by way of a large band of FBI agents, Trump said. Nothing beats it has ever happened to a President of america before. After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home had not been necessary or appropriate.
Trump, in an extended statement, says the FBI executed a raid on Mar-a-Lago today: pic.twitter.com/x2RwEEEGWD
Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) August 8, 2022
It really is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately dont want me to perform for President in 2024, especially predicated on recent polls, and who’ll likewise do anything to avoid Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections, the former president added.
In accordance with Trump, the FBI even broke into his safe. (RELATED:Smoking Gun: Biden Admin Sued For Not Releasing Docs Declassified By Trump On Russia Collusion Investigation)
The DOJ also recently ramped up its investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election. As the probe isn’t a criminal investigation into Trump himself, the former presidents actions are reportedly being investigated, an administration official previously told NBC News.
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