Trump said the FBI's search warrant execution at his Palm Beach, Florida
resort resembles something from a 'third-world country'
Former President Trump on Monday said that his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida
was "under siege" by a "large group" of FBI agents conducting a search
"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," Trump said. "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," Trump said, alleging that the FBI agents broke into his
"What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke
into the Democrat National Committee?" he said. "Here, in reverse,
Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States."
Trump made a vague reference to the events of Monday during a tele-rally
for Sarah Palin, the former Alaskan governor who is now running for
"Another day in paradise," Trump said. "This is a strange day - you
probably all read about it, but very important," he added before
continuing with his remarks.
A source familiar told Fox News that the raid occurred early this morning.
The source said agents brought a "safe cracker" and cracked a "relatively
new" safe in Mar-a-Lago. The source told Fox News there was "nothing in
Multiple sources tell Fox News the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago is related to
the materials Trump allegedly brought to his private residence after his
presidency concluded. That matter was referred to the Justice Department
by the National Archives and Records Administration, which said it found
classified material in 15 boxes at the residence.
Federal law bars the removal of classified documents to unauthorized
locations, though it is possible that Trump could try to argue that, as
president, he was the ultimate declassification authority.
A source familiar told Fox News that FBI agents went to Mar-a-Lago and
looked in every single office, safe, and grabbed documents and boxes
without going through them on the property. They took boxes and documents
to go through them later.
"They were not being judicious about what they took," the source told Fox
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, one of many criticizing the raid,
called it "an unprecedented political weaponization of the Justice
Governor candidate, SD
The FBI raid on President Trump’s home is an unprecedented political
weaponization of the Justice Department. They’ve been after President
Trump as a candidate, as President, and now as a former President. Using
the criminal justice system in this manner is un-American.
5:04 PM · Aug 8, 2022·TweetDeck
"They've been after President Trump as a candidate, as President, and now
as a former President," Noem tweeted. "Using the criminal justice system
in this manner is un-American."
The Republican National Committee (RNC) slammed the raid as a double
"Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Countless times we have examples of
Democrats flouting the law and abusing power with no recourse," RNC
Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. "Democrats continually
weaponize the bureaucracy against Republicans. This raid is outrageous.
This abuse of power must stop and the only way to do that is to elect
Republicans in November."
Trump was in New York City when the raid was carried out and is now headed
to Bedminster, Fox News has learned. An FBI source confirmed that FBI
agents from Washington, D.C. who are on the bureau's Evidence Response
Team conducted the raid and notified the Miami Field Office just before.
Per standard protocol, FBI Director Wray and Attorney General Garland were
aware of the raid even if shortly before and would have been fully
A White House official told Fox News it did not have any notice of the
reported action and referred all additional questions to the DOJ.
A separate investigation into efforts by Trump allies to undo the results
of the 2020 presidential election and the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S.
Capitol has intensified in Washington in recent weeks, particularly with
the January 6 congressional committee holding hearings to reveal its
Per sources familiar with the matter, the FBI raid is related to the
alleged taking of potential classified information upon leaving Washington
on January 2021 – not the January 6th investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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