FBI Agents Raid Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Estate In Florida, Boxes Taken

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Former US president Donald Trump has confirmed an FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida on Monday.

Twice impeached Trump said the FBI raid on his residence was a “motivated search”.

His son Eric Trump, who alerted the former president of the raid, told ABC News that “30 FBI agents… actually more than that” forced their way into Mar-a-Lago, where he said they ransacked an office and broke into a safe.

Eric Trump said nothing was found in the safe.

Although the reasons for the raid were yet to be officially revealed, Eric Trump suggested the FBI was looking for documents.

The New York Post reports that FBI agents were likely searching for classified documents that Trump allegedly brought with him from the White House to Mar-a-Lago after his presidency ended — which, if true, could be a violation of federal law. 

Confirming the raid, Trump said on his Truth Social platform that his home “was under siege”. 

“Nothing like this has ever happened to a president of the United States before,” Trump wrote. 

“After working and cooperating with the relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”

Trump also said the raid was a “weaponization of the Justice System, and attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024.”

After the raid, FBI agents left with several boxes of items removed from the palatial Mar-a-Lago residence, which doubles as a club.

The New York Post reports that earlier this year the National Archives and Records Administration found classified material in15 boxes at the residence and alerted the FBI. 

The agents executed a search warrant Monday to look for additional presidential records Trump may have relocated to his Florida estate.

The Department of Justice has an ongoing investigations into Trump’s actions leading up to the January 6 riot at the US Capitol as part of a criminal probe of efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.