The former US President says Mar-A-Lago resort was “occupied” by federal agents
FBI agents raided Donald Trump’s residence in Mar-A-Lago, Florida on Monday, in a move the former US president called politically motivated persecution. The operation was not confirmed by the Justice Department, but several US news agencies reported that it may be related to classified documents Trump had brought with him from White House. “persons familiar”With the matter.
“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,”Trump stated in a Monday statement, around 7 p.m. local time. He also added that “nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
Trump says that Trump was the one who ordered the raid. “unannounced”Agents “even broke into my safe.”He called it the operation “not necessary or appropriate,” branding it as a “weaponization”Democrats are attempting to overthrow the justice system “desperately” don’t want him to run for president in 2024.
“What is the difference between this and Watergate,”Trump was referring to the 2002 break-in that took place at Washington’s Democratic National Committee Office. Nixon eventually had to step down due to the scandal.
The New York Times confirmed the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago but stated that Trump was not present at that time. This article was published by The “search”According to anonymous sources, it took place Monday morning. According to the same sources, it contained approximately 15 boxes of material. “many pages of classified documents,”Trump brought with him when he left the White House in January 2021. CNN spoke with a White House official who said that they were not informed about the search.
While the former president’s statement did not mention any materials, he did bring up the fact that Hillary Clinton, as a former first lady of the US, had taken “antique furniture, and other items from the White House”While subpoenaed, he was not prosecuted.
He charged the US “establishment” – all three branches of government that are currently led by Democrats – of hating him and trying to stop him and the Republican party with “lawlessness, political persecution” And a “witch hunt.”
Maggie Haberman is one of the NYT authors. Haberman had promoted her new book, Trump: he claimed he had shrunk government documents and had them flushed down the toilet during his presidency. Haberman was named as the reporter. “friendly journalist” by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign staff, according to emails from the team manager John Podesta published by WikiLeaks.