Trump confirms FBI ‘raided and occupied’ his Florida home, Mar-a-Lago

New York Post – by Allie Griffin, Emily Smith

The FBI raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and broke into a safe in his palatial home, the former president confirmed Monday.

Trump said in a message on his social media forum Truth Social that his home had been “raided, and occupied” and was “currently under siege” due to what he claimed was prosecutorial misconduct.

“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before,” Trump wrote.

“After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”

FBI agents were reportedly searching for classified documents that Trump brought with him from the White House to Mar-a-Lago after his presidency ended.

The National Archives and Records Administration said it had found classified material in 15 boxes at the residence earlier this year and alerted the FBI. The agents were looking for additional presidential records Trump may have relocated to his Florida estate in Monday’s raid.

Trump called the raid a politically motivated move by Democrats who don’t want him to run again in 2024.

“It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024,” he wrote.

The raid comes as the Justice Department is examining the actions of Trump in its criminal investigation of efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. That probe is seperate from the department’s investigation into his handling of classified materials.

The National Archives has said that some of the records it received back from the former president had been torn up, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Photos published by Axios report to show torn White House documents in the bottom of a toilet though a spokesperson for Trump denied claims that he tried to flush the papers.

Trump compared the FBI search to “an assault [that] could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries” and also to the Watergate scandal.

The former Republican president said the “large group” of FBI agents even broke into his safe.

“The lawlessness, political persecution and Witch Hunt must be exposed and stopped.”

A source who was at Mar-a-Lago at the time of the FBI raid told The Post that it was “like the scene of a ‘Die Hard’ movie” as armored cars came screeching up to the Palm Beach resort Monday morning and “at least 100” FBI agents charged into Trump’s home.

“It was totally unexpected,” the source said. “The place was mostly closed today, so the only people there were close personal friends of Trump.

“The staff were absolutely terrified.”

The former president was at Trump Tower in New York at the time of the raid, according to CNN.

Justice Department spokesperson Dena Iverson declined to comment on the search, including about whether Attorney General Merrick Garland had personally authorized the search.

Federal law bars the removal of classified documents to unauthorized locations, though it is possible that Trump could try to argue that, as president, he was the ultimate declassification authority.

There are multiple statutes governing classified information, including a law punishable by up to five years in prison that makes it a crime to remove such records and retain them at an unauthorized location. Another statute makes it a crime to mishandle classified records either intentionally or in a grossly negligent manner.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/08/trump-confirms-fbi-raided-and-occupied-his-florida-home-and-mar-a-lago/

7 thoughts on “Trump confirms FBI ‘raided and occupied’ his Florida home, Mar-a-Lago

  1. Its all part of the show to keep playing the trumptards make it seem like Trump is not part of the plot. Watch and see how many fall for it. I can see it now they will be saying you see the FBI went after himhe is not part of the system.

    1. So true, Deon. And yet it gave me the creeps, like they’re saying, “This can happen to any of you, warrant or no warrant.” And what does getting a warrant mean any more? I know they’re playing in a different arena, but I have to learn what the requirements are for obtaining a warrant in our common law courts. And the whole thing slams our Bill of Rights. Made me feel very vulnerable about my 4th Article rights, but that’s what they intended. Be afraid. Be intimidated. Once I got past that and saw their strategy I moved from vulnerable to enraged and resolute. Their theater is a powerful game but it’s no where near as powerful as The Bill of Rights and the individuals who are defending and WILL defend it. Like the body, the castle must be inviolate.

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  2. WWE is chump’s level of acting so this theatre is perfect for him! It also goes to show you what level of entertainment and gullibility his sycophants are. They’re the type to an encounter a “chance” find the money under the card game that people are winning at. I mean, they’re not all in on it, are they?! /s And then they play the game and chalk it up to “bad luck” because they lost. Eeww, tough luck that time, but “THIS time things are gonna change, I can feel it!”. Bunch of moronic rubes. And broke into his safe? Nice touch.

  3. If a former president can go to jail for his crimes , who is next? Bankers who caused the financial crisis ? Politicians who lie about everything and involve us in fake wars , the media for propaganda and lies ?…I mean where does it end ….;’)

    can we do this already wtf?

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