Trump Says His Home is ‘Under Siege’ as FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago

Little is known about the FBI’s Monday execution of a search warrant at Donald Trump’s resort home, but he’s got plenty to say about it
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Donald Trump announced on Monday that the FBI has raided his home at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida—going so far as to break into his personal safe.

“These are dark times for our nation,” Trump wrote on his social media website, TruthSocial, “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.”

Trump added, “Nothing like this has ever happened to a former 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 went on to denounce “the weaponization of the Justice System,” calling it “prosecutorial misconduct” and an “attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024.”

He further asserts, “Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries. Sadly, America has now become one of those Countries.”

The former chief executive also revealed, “They even broke into my safe!”

Trump then wondered, “What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democratic National Committee?”

According to CNN three people familiar with the situation said the Monday raid was part of an investigation into the handling of presidential documents, including classified documents, that may have been brought to Florida.

The search began early Monday morning and appears to have focused on the area of the club where Trump’s offices and personal quarters are, CNN cites “a person familiar with the matter.”

The Department of Justice is conducting two investigations, that we know about, regarding Trump, one on the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election and the ensuing January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and one involving the handling of classified documents.

The New York Times is reporting that the search zeroed in on boxes Trump brought with him to Mar-a-Lago from the White House after his 2020 defeat, and that those boxes contained many pages of classified documents, according to a person familiar with their contents.

Trump delayed returning 15 boxes of material requested by officials with the National Archives for many months, according to the Times, only relenting when the government threatened action to retrieve them.

Experts agree that it would have taken some real work to get a search warrant on an ex-President. The FBI would need to convince a judge that it had probable cause that a crime had been committed, and it would also require an official green light from top officials at the bureau, as well as the DOJ. But so far, no one is officially talking.

Regarding Trump’s question as to why this FBI raid was not like the midnight break-in at the Watergate Hotel by a group of cheap, bumbling GOP burglars… Where to begin?


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