Donald Trump’s Florida residence is reportedly raided by the FBI
Former US President Donald Trump claimed that the FBI searched his Florida property and that a safe was forced open during the search.
Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, according to a statement from Mr. Trump, was “occupied by a big group of FBI agents.”
According to reports, Monday’s search was related to a probe into how Mr. Trump handled government documents.
“These are dark times for our nation,” Mr Trump’s statement said. “Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
The justice department and the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) have not responded to the purported search.
The Presidential Records Act (PRA) mandates that all correspondence, official papers, and emails from American presidents be transferred to the National Archives (NA).
Regarding the handling of secret documents, there are additionally additional federal legislation.
The National Archives reported in February that it had taken 15 boxes of documents from Mar-a-Lago that Mr. Trump was supposed to turn up when he left the White House.
Later, the agency informed Congress that “items marked as classified national security information” were contained in the boxes.
According to Christina Bobb, Mr. Trump’s attorney, some documents were seized during the search, she told NBC News.
As the Republican candidate gears up for a potential second presidential bid in 2024, the investigation into Mr. Trump by law authorities has dramatically increased.
Some of Donald Trump‘s fans have risen up in response to news of the search. Outside Mar-a-Lago, a gathering Trump supporters gathered to wave flags and vent their rage.
Republican Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, said: “I’ve seen enough. The politicization of the Justice Department has reached an untenable level.
While this was going on, Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio tweeted: “Using government power to pursue political opponents is something we have seen many times from 3rd world Marxist dictatorships.”
As a result, Mr. Trump claimed, the “unannounced raid on my house was neither necessary nor proper” because he had cooperated with all pertinent federal agencies.
In order to keep him from running for president again, he claimed that there had been “prosecutorial wrongdoing” and “the weaponization of the legal system.”
“Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World countries,” he said. “Sadly, America has now become one of those countries, corrupt at a level not seen before.
“They even broke into my safe!”
Mr. Trump was reportedly in Trump Tower in New York City at the time of the alleged raid, according to CBS News, the BBC’s US partner.