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FBI raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence looking for classified documents

The favorite for the Republican presidential nomination had his home raided by the FBI, which is working for his leading potential opponent.

According to Fox News:

Former President Trump on Monday said that his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida is “under siege” by a “large group” of FBI agents conducting a search warrant.

“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.”

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 it.”

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.

8 thoughts on “FBI raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence looking for classified documents”

  1. Rebekah, this ought to be right in your wheelhouse, for better or worse.

    The hot takes I’ve seen on this, in just the first few hours, have name-dropped seemingly every autocracy of the 20th Century.

    I hate to ask–I am horrified that it has come to this, so quickly–but you’re a subject matter expert, so I must: exactly how “Soviet,” is what we’re seeing here?

  2. Is it just coincidental that DJT got overwhelming support at CPAC last week, and then this?

    Dark Angel is right, would love to read Rebekah’s seasoned opinion on not just the optics, but the root cause and what it means for our future governance.

    1. It’s one word, Harv. ;) Rhymes with “archangel.”

      The name’s inspired by the song of the same name, by VNV Nation. The chorus isn’t quite a mission statement, but it is kind of an intended vibe:

      “Give me time, I will be clear./Given time you’ll understand/What possesses me to right what you have suffered./I’m in this mood because of scorn./I’m in a mood for total war./To the darkened skies once more, and ever onward.”

      Anyway, just as an FYI, not intending this as a promo, they’ve got a new album coming out early next year, and supporting European tour dates are up. If and when they announce North American dates, I’ll see what I might attend.

      But more to the point, though: Rebekah has the sort of on-the-ground experience with the Soviet Union that’s rare in the West, and getting rarer. THAT is the perspective I’m soliciting here, with regard to the present overreach by Fedzilla.

      1. VNV Nation… my crazy, sexy girlfriend in college (at Univ. of Delaware…23 years ago) was a big fan of them!

        Ah…the memories.
        All those moments…lost like tears in the rain :-(

        1. UDel alum, eh?

          You and I would have unknowingly been America East rivals at the time, then: I was attending Towson.

          That said, my original question on this thread is still out there… >_>

  3. Side note: Guess the 1/6 committee did not have enough evidence so they went fishing. That’s how much they fear him. And that is on both sides of the aisle.

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