BREAKING: Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Home Raided by FBI; DOJ Declines to Comment

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UPDATED 7:45 PM Eastern

According to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, Trump was not at Mar-a-Lago when the FBI showed up.


And, Politico’s Ryan Lizza reported that the Department of Justice declined to comment.


President Donald Trump’s home in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago, is reportedly being raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Trump announced the raid in an email sent shortly before 7 PM Eastern time on Monday:

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. After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate. 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. Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries. Sadly, America has now become one of those Countries, corrupt at a level not seen before. They even broke into my safe! What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.

The political persecution of President Donald J. Trump has been going on for years, with the now fully debunked Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and so much more, it just never ends. It is political targeting at the highest level!

Hillary Clinton was allowed to delete and acid wash 33,000 E-mails AFTER they were subpoenaed by Congress. Absolutely nothing has happened to hold her accountable. She even took antique furniture, and other items from the White House.

I stood up to America’s bureaucratic corruption, I restored power to the people, and truly delivered for our Country, like we have never seen before. The establishment hated it. Now, as they watch my endorsed candidates win big victories, and see my dominance in all polls, they are trying to stop me, and the Republican Party, once more. The lawlessness, political persecution, and Witch Hunt must be exposed and stopped.

I will continue to fight for the Great American People!


CNN also confirmed the report that a search warrant was executed by the federal law enforcement agency.

It’s unclear at this time what the warrant is specifically in regards to.

A source has told the New York Times that the search warrant has to do with classified documents that he reportedly brought back from the White House. The outlet reported that it may pertain to boxes of “material” that he did not return to the federal government, and that there are numerous investigations into the former president.

According to Trump’s statement, the bureau also reportedly opened his safe, but this information has not been confirmed. This raid comes as the former president is mulling a 2024 bid for the White House, and has been a loud voice for specific Republican candidates in the current midterm cycle.

(This is a breaking story, and will be updated as more information becomes available.)



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