Former President Trump said that his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida was “under siege” by a “large group” of FBI agents conducting a search warrant.
He accused the agents of prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats.
The FBI raided Trump’s private residence because the National Archives and Records Administration was looking for classified documents that may have been stored at Mar-a-Lago.
FBI agents searched every office and safe at Mar-a-Lago, taking documents and boxes to go through later. It was reported that they took at least 15 boxes of documents.
The Republican National Committee slammed the raid as a double standard and said that Democrats continually weaponize the bureaucracy against Republicans.
FBI agents from Washington, D.C., conducted a raid in Miami, and that Trump was in New York City when the raid took place.
“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before. After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate,” Trump said.
“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.”
“Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries. Sadly, America has now become one of those countries, corrupt at a level not seen before,” Trump said, alleging that the FBI agents broke into his safe.
“What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee?” he said. “Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.”
For more on this story, please consider these sources:
- FBI executes search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in document investigation CNN
- Trump Claims FBI Agents ‘Raided’ Mar-A-Lago NBC News
- Trump says Mar-a-Lago home in Florida ‘under siege’ by FBI agents Fox News
- FBI raid will either make Donald Trump a criminal or a martyr The Arizona Republic
- How the extraordinary FBI search of Mar-a-Lago was covered across the media landscape CNN