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FBI raids Donald Trump's private property, breaking Mar-a-Lago

Former President Donald Trump announced Monday night that the FBI had executed a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.    According to Trump, his home is "currently under siege, raids and occupation by a large group of FBI agents" who, among other things, "broke into" a safe belonging to the former president.

 


Former President Donald Trump announced Monday night that the FBI had executed a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.


According to Trump, his home is "currently under siege, raids and occupation by a large group of FBI agents" who, among other things, "broke into" a safe belonging to the former president.


It was not immediately clear why the agents were in Mar El Aju.


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


The raid is directly related to classified documents Trump took from the White House.


In January, the National Archives learned that former President Donald J. Trump moved 15 boxes from the White House containing official records, memorabilia, gifts and letters to his residence in the Mar-a-Lago resort. The material in the funds was covered by the Presidential Records Act, which provides that the archives receive all paperwork related to government activity.


The National Archives informed Congress in February that after Mr. Trump gave the boxes to the institution, the archivists discovered papers containing "items marked as classified national security material."


The FBI went to Mar-a-Lago with a federal search warrant.


When they need to act quickly in a criminal investigation or fear that important materials are at risk of transport, concealment, alteration or destruction, federal law enforcement officers issue search warrants.


The federal law enforcement agency will request a search warrant if it believes that a person's home, workplace, car or other property contains information - often documents or electronic devices - related to a criminal investigation.


According to a Democratic source familiar with the situation, President Biden's top advisers were unaware of the FBI's search for Mar-a-Lago until they read it on Twitter. Senior White House staff learned of the news through the statement made by former President Trump shortly before 7 a.m.


This story is still faltering and we will keep you updated as information becomes available.