President Trump’s home Mar-a-Lago was RAIDED BY THE FBI Monday night.
The FBI agents cracked open Trump’s safe.
Trump was not at his Mar-a-Lago residence at the time of the raid.
“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. Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.” Trump said in a statement.
According to the Associated Press, FBI agents were looking for classified documents that Trump may have taken from the White House while he was president.
“Former President Donald Trump said in a lengthy statement Monday that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate and asserted that agents had broken open a safe. A person familiar with the matter said the action was related to a probe of whether Trump had taken classified records from his White House tenure to his Florida residence.” AP reported.
Recall, the National Archives raided Mar-a-Lago earlier this year and retrieved Trump White House record boxes.
It turns out all they found in the boxes were gifts, mementos and letters to Trump from world leaders.
Every recent presidential administration has had some Presidential Records Act violations, but the media has to sensationalize this story because it involves Trump.
In February, the National Archives claimed classified records were found in Trump’s boxes at Mar-a-Lago.
“NARA has identified items marked as classified national security information within the boxes,” Ferriero wrote, responding to a question from the House, according to CNN. “Because NARA identified classified information in the boxes, NARA staff has been in communication with the Department of Justice.”
Trump routinely brought classified material to Mar-a-Lago, a place he dubbed his ‘Winter White House.’
Whenever President Trump has wanted to view/store classified material at Mar-a-Lago, he would do so in a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility).
The classified material found by the National Archives was stored in the SCIF and it is not unusual for a former president to be in possession of classified documents.
Furthermore, a US president can declassify material at any time.
Trump is right.
Monday’s FBI raid was a desperate attempt to stop Trump from running for president again.
“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.” Trump said in a statement on Monday.