Bloomberg News & other outlets are reporting that disgraced former President Trump said in a statement,
These are dark times for our Nation,
as my beautiful home. Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.
After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”
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, especially based on recent polls, and who will likewise do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections.”
According to CNN, the raid began early this morning and law enforcement personnel appeared to be focused on the area of the club where Trump’s offices and personal quarters are, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The New York Times reports that the search appeared to be focused on records that Trump brought with him after leaving the White House.
US presidents are required by law to transfer all of their letters, work documents and emails to the National Archives. But officials say the former president illegally ripped up many documents.
Some of them had to be taped back together, the Archives said. Trump at the time rejected reports that he had mishandled official records as
Last year, the National Archives reportedly asked the Justice Department to investigate after authorities recovered 15 boxes of materials from Trump’s Florida home that should have been left with government records keepers. Among the retrieved materials were ones that were deemed classified.
The Justice Department has declined to comment. The White House is mum too.
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