In what Trump is saying is evidence of “weaponization of the Justice System”, Joe Biden’s FBI has raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
Trump announced the raid in one of his “Save America” statements, saying (in part, it was a very lengthy statement):
“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.
“After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”
Trump added, in obvious indignation about the indignity he has suffered at the hands of the FBI, “They even broke into my safe!”
Here is Trump’s full statement on the matter:
Former President Trump also posted the statement on Truth Social.
What happened is so far unclear, so here is what other sources, mainly MSM ones, are saying. Take them with a grain of salt, as they’re obviously anti-Trump, but they might hint at the motivations for the raid.
CBS, reporting on the raid and statement, said:
Trump in his statement called the raid an “attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024.”
at the CPAC convention in Dallas, where he repeated the false claim that he won the 2020 election and said “now we may have to do it again,” alluding to a 2024 run. He has been active in holding rallies for his endorsed candidates in the 2022 midterm primaries.
At the end of the statement, Trump also called for donations to his “Save America” PAC.
The White House declined to comment on the raid.
NBC-2, however, hinted that the raid might have been rooted in January 6th (RINOs like Liz Cheney must be going wild with excitement), saying:
In February, the National Archives and Records Administration asked the Justice Department to examine whether former President Donald Trump’s handling of White House records violated federal law, a story first reported by The Washington Post and subsequently confirmed by NBC News sources.
The request’s status is unclear.
At Justice Department headquarters, a spokesperson declined to share a comment with NBC News.
Trump is currently not at Mar-a-Lago, his winter residence. He spends his summers at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey.
The Hill, however, hinted that a different issue might have been the ostensible justification for the raid, saying:
In recent weeks, the Justice Department has been focusing on Trump’s efforts to remain in power through a false elector scheme, transmitting what campaign officials referred to as “fake” election certificates in order to reverse the 2020 election in key states won by President Biden. The department has reportedly convened a federal grand jury to investigate the scheme, in addition to the grand jury investigation into the Jan. 6 attack.