Former President Donald Trump confirmed that FBI agents were executing 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 under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” Trump shared on a post on social media platform Truth Social and provided to CNN. “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.”
The raid comes as the Department of Justice is said to be ramping up its investigation into Trump’s role in election meddling and the resulting Jan. 6 insurrection. It also comes just hours after Politico reported that John Rowley, a former federal prosecutor with the law firm JPRowley Law PLLC, is working with Trump on issues related to the DOJ’s probe of the Jan. 6 attack.
Trump did not specify a reason for the raid in his post but he did blame “Radical Left Democrats” who oppose his rumored-yet-announced presidential bid for 2024.
“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,” he posted. “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 Hollywood Reporter has reached out to the DOJ and FBI and will update accordingly.
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