Date: August 08, 2022
“(CNN)The FBI executed a search warrant Monday at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as part of an investigation into the handling of presidential documents, including classified documents, that may have been brought there, three people familiar with the situation told CNN.
“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 said in a statement Monday evening.
The extraordinary move to search the home of a former president raises the stakes for the Justice Department and comes as Trump’s legal problems continue on multiple fronts. Trump is also expected in the coming months to announce he will launch another bid for the White House in 2024.
The Justice Department has two known active investigations connected to the former President, one on the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election and January 6, 2021, and the other involving the handling of classified documents.”
“Donald Trump has confirmed the FBI executed a search warrant on his Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago.”
“In an unprecedented move, the FBI conducted a search of former President Donald’s Trump Mar-a-Lago residence on Monday in connection to a probe of whether Trump mishandled classified documents. There’s likely “plus” factors that go beyond just simply storing the documents, former prosecutors Renato Mariotti and Jay Town said.
“Former President Trump said in a lengthy statement Monday that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate. He described the search as an “unannounced raid,” and said it was not “necessary or appropriate.”
“An AP source said the search was related to a probe of whether Trump had taken classified records from his White House tenure to his Florida estate.”
“CNBC’s Shep Smith reports on former President Trump’s statement following a raid on his Florida home. With former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti.”
“Former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliguzzi details what the FBI needed to prove to obtain a search warrant to raid Mar-a-Lago, what the search may mean, and the next steps in the investigation.”
“Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe reacts to the FBI executing a search warrant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as part of an investigation into the handling of presidential documents, including classified documents, that may have been brought to Florida, three people familiar with the situation say.”
‘Unprecedented’: Dept of Justice to face ‘scrutiny’ for FBI raid on Trump’s house:
“Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says the FBI raiding former US president Donald Trump’s home is “unprecedented at very many levels”.
“Knowing a little bit about how the Department of Justice works, knowing a little bit about Merrick Garland, this is not the type of thing it would have undertaken lightly,” he told Sky News Australia.
“They know the political pressure they’re going to come under because of this, they know the scrutiny they’re going to come under because of this.
“If they didn’t think they didn’t have it 100 per cent rock solid, I don’t think they’d be doing this.”
…Oh Dear!…Dear, Dear, Dear!…
…Is Trump going down?