Former President Donald Trump confirmed that FBI agents were carrying out an unannounced raid at Mar-a-Lago, his private club and residence in Florida.
“These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida is currently besieged, raided, and occupied by a large group of special agents. FBI,” Trump said late Monday in a post on Truth Social and widely shared with news outlets. “Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before. After working and cooperating with relevant Government agencies, the unannounced raid on my home was unnecessary or inappropriate.”
The raid comes as the Justice Department is reportedly intensifying its investigation into Trump’s alleged role in meddling in the 2020 election and the resulting January 6 uprising. It also comes. a few hours later Politico reported that John Rowley, a former federal prosecutor with the law firm JPRowley Law PLLC, is working with Trump on matters related to the DOJ’s investigation into the January 6 attacks.
Trump did not specify the reason for the attack in his post but he blamed “radical Left Democrats” who oppose his rumored unannounced presidential bid for 2024 . The New York Times is reporting that the FBI raid appears to focus on top-secret documents Trump brought to Mar-a-Lago from the White House.
“It is procedural misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me running for President. 2024, especially based on recent polls, and the like will do anything to thwart Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections. Such an attack is only possible in Third World Countries,” he posted. “Sadly, America has now become one of those Countries, corrupt at a level never seen before. They even broke into my safe! What’s the difference between this and Watergate, where agents broke into the Democratic National Committee? Here, by contrast, the Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.”
In his lengthy statement, Trump again referred to his one-time Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, by referencing her emails, a common tactic he used during the presidential campaign. its 2016 system. “Absolutely nothing happened to hold her accountable,” he asserted. “I stood up to America’s bureaucratic corruption, I restored power to the people, and truly dedicated to our country like we’ve never seen before.”
He continued: “Lawlessness, political persecution and the Witch Hunt must be exposed and prevented.”
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