Donald Trump claimed that the FBI had executed a search warrant at his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago.
Ex-president Donald Trump says the FBI executed a search warrant at his Florida residence on Monday in the wake of investigations into the Jan. 6 revolt, alleged election involvement, and other matters.
An FBI raid on Trump's Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago, was described by Trump as "not necessary or appropriate" by "a huge bunch of FBI officers."
President Trump also attacked Democrats, in addition to his attacks on police enforcement. Although the contents of the former president's safe were not revealed, he claimed that agents had accessed it after executing the order.
The FBI refused to comment, according to a spokeswoman. A federal court must sign off on the execution of a search warrant after being provided with evidence of possible offences.
According to CNN, Trump was at Trump Tower in New York at the time of the raid and not in Florida. There was no quick response from a spokesperson for the former president to BuzzFeed's request for comment on the story. Ex-president Trump's Secret Service has sent questions to the FBI.
It was initially reported on a local site called Florida Politics. Media outlets like Politico and Politico claimed that the search warrant focused on boxes of presidential documents Trump inappropriately took with him after leaving the White House, according to sources. There are still more papers to be turned over, the National Archives and Records Administration announced in February, despite the fact that they had collected 15 boxes of documents by the middle of January from Trump's personal vaults.
According to the Associated Press, after finding classified material in papers it retrieved earlier this year, the agency notified the Department of Justice.
Requests for comment from BuzzFeed News were not immediately returned by either the National Archives or the Department of Justice.
In the midst of investigations into Trump's attacks on the Capitol and his alleged involvement in the 2020 presidential race, the FBI raided Trump's properties on Monday. For months, the House Select Committee on the January 6th Attack has been making its case against the former president in a series of public hearings. According to the committee's findings, even though he was aware of the rumours of widespread voting fraud, he persisted in pressuring legislators, election authorities, and even then-vice president Mike Pence to throw out the results. Trump was clearly aware that his supporters storming the Capitol were armed, yet he refused to denounce the incident for many hours.