A former US President claims that agents made it a point to have no witnesses at a recent raid against his house.
More than 30 FBI agents who spent over nine hours at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida on Monday refused to allow his attorneys or any witnesses be present, the former US president said on Wednesday, suggesting they might have used the opportunity to plant evidence against him.
Federal agents left Trump’s lawyers and Mar-a-Lago staff outside in the 90-degree (33C) heat as they roamed the 128-room estate, even searching the master bedroom and former First Lady Melania Trump’s closet.
“The FBI and others from the Federal Government would not let anyone, including my lawyers, be anywhere near the areas that were rummaged and otherwise looked at during the raid on Mar-a-Lago,”Trump shared a Wednesday post on Truth Social.
“Everyone was asked to leave the premises, they wanted to be left alone, without any witnesses to see what they were doing, taking or, hopefully not, ‘planting’. Why did they STRONGLY insist on having nobody watching them, everybody out?”He concluded.
Trump (76) announced the raid’s news on Monday night, saying that the FBI arrived unannounced. “even broke into my safe.”He called it the operation “not necessary or appropriate,”The branding of it “weaponization”Democrats, who are supporters of the justice systems “desperately” don’t want him to run for president in 2024.
The FBI seizes Congressman Scott Perry’s cell phone shortly after the Mar-a-Lago raid. He claims that he was able to do this because he had a number in his pocket. “contains info about my legislative and political activities, and personal/private discussions with my wife, family, constituents, and friends.”
Trump was in New York on Wednesday to deliver a deposition to the state attorney general, a Democrat he’s accused of conducting a “partisan witch hunt”His company. According to reports, he invoked the Fifth Amendment right of silence.