DONALD Trump beach retreat was raided by FBI agents amid claims he flushed sensitive papers down the toilet.
The former US president said his Mar-a-Lago home was under siege for most of Monday.
Several boxes were taken and a safe was broken open – but no door had to be demolished.
Trump, 73, is being investigated by the US Department of Justice over allegations that classified papers were taken to his Florida residence rather than on file.
In February, he was forced to give up 15 boxes of papers mistakenly kept at the resort.
Monday’s raid came after it was announced he would flush papers down the toilet during his time in the White House.
Staff said they often see clumps of liquid getting clogged, while photos show the note stuck to the bottom of the bowl.
Trump called the raid an example of “dark times for our nation.”