Former President Donald Trump has hit out at the FBI on his social media platform Truth Social. Trump has alleged that the agents were “planting” evidence in his residence during the search and also stated that federal authorities would not permit his lawyers to observe the search.
“The FBI and others from the Federal Government would not let anyone, including my lawyers, be anywhere near the areas that were rummaged and otherwise looked at during the raid on Mar-a-Lago. Everyone was asked to leave the premises, they wanted to be left alone, without any witnesses to see what they were doing, taking or, hopefully not, ‘planting.’ Why did they STRONGLY insist on having nobody watching them, everybody out? Obama and Clinton were never ‘raided,’ despite big disputes!” Trump’s statement read.
Trump also took aim at New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is currently investigating the business practices of The Trump organization. Trump invoked he 5th amendment during his interview with her, with the exception of when he spoke to confirm his name.
Trump said that James “political attack on me, my family and my great company in her despicable attempt to fulfil that cynical and very corrupt promise.” Trump went onto say that James operated on a policy of “Get and Destroy Trump.”
On 8 August, the FBI entered Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago with a search warrant, and a senior US official confirmed that agents remained at Mar-a-Lago for the “majority” of Monday.
The US Justice Department is looking into discovery of boxes of records containing classified information that were reportedly taken into Mar-a-Lago after Trump left office. The report confirmed that the boxes contained items “marked as classified national security information.”
Trump lashed out at the operation, stating that it represented “dark times for our nation” and was “not necessary or appropriate.”
Trump’s lawyer Christina Bobb confirmed that Trump has been “co-operative with FBI and DOJ officials every step of the way.”
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