Former President Donald Trump slammed never-ending “political persecution” by Democrats as he confirmed his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida had been raided by the FBI.
“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,” Trump said in a statement released Monday evening.
“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
CNN reports that the FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home as part of an investigation into the handling of possible classified documents that may have been brought there.
Trump’s Florida home was raided by FBI. Here’s what we know:
– Part of an investigation into whether he took classified documents from the White House
– Raid began Monday morning and lasted until after 6 p.m.
– Trump says Mar-a-Lago safe was opened https://t.co/jhrne5EanT pic.twitter.com/03oMeKjFbm
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) August 9, 2022
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home Raided by FBI
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) said in February that Trump earlier this year had to return 15 boxes of documents that were improperly taken from the White House.
The FBI appears to be pursuing concerns of classified materials in the home of former President Trump, something that they provably dismissed and allowed Hillary Clinton to do when she served as Secretary of State.
Trump blasted the raid and suggested it was part of a coordinated weaponization of federal government agencies to stop him from running for President in 2024.
“Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries,” he stated. “Sadly, America has now become one of those countries, corrupt at a level not seen before.”
“The political persecution of President Donald J. Trump has been going on for years, with the now fully debunked Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, Impeachment Hoax 11, Impeachment Hoax #2, and so much more, it just never ends, it is political targeting at the highest level!”
Trump says MAL has been searched by feds pic.twitter.com/UEC5KE5pJm
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 8, 2022
Supporters Come out in Droves
Numerous supporters of former President Donald Trump gathered outside his Mar-a-Lago home after news had spread of the FBI raid.
Several suggested the raid was a political move by the Department of Justice to prevent Trump from running again in 2024. Others simply concurred that it was political persecution.
“As soon as I saw it, I drove here from Tampa. This is nuts,” one man who had driven across the state told Fox News. “We all know what you’re trying to do, DOJ. You’re trying to create some kind of charge so he’s not going to be able to run for reelection.”
“They’re going to do anything they can to get him. They’re terrified of him,” another claimed.
A White House official claimed President Biden was not given advance notice of the FBI raid.
Lara Trump offered commentary hinting that the siege on Mar-a-Lago was more to do with the left and the establishment’s hatred of the former President.
“They detest Donald Trump, not just on the Democrat side, but the general establishment, because he’s not one of them, because he doesn’t play their game,” she said.
From the IRS to the FBI: They are coming for you
The DOJ’s escalating tactics are a danger to the Republic
LARA TRUMP: An unannounced raid by the FBI conducted on a former President…If this is what they are able to do to him, think what they could do to you pic.twitter.com/RI2Z8G4820
— LionHearted (@LionHearted76) August 9, 2022
Lara Trump warned that if the Justice Department and the FBI are willing to do this to a former President, “think about what they could do to you.”
The Political Insider reported on Monday that the so-called Inflation Reduction Act passed by Senate Democrats over the weekend adds $80 billion to the IRS budget for enforcement purposes.
That budget would unleash roughly 87,000 new IRS auditors.
The government is hiring 87,000 IRS agents because Western governments view their own people as the enemy now and they’ve turned their guns on them. It’s why I believe we will have a massive worldwide turning at some point in the coming years.
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) August 8, 2022
Matt Schlapp, the chairman of The American Conservative Union, says the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago demonstrates the Biden administration has converted the United States into a Third World country.
“President Biden’s politicized FBI just raided President Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago,” he wrote. “This nation is becoming unrecognizable. Biden has successfully transformed America into a third-world country.”
BREAKING: Patriots arrive at Mar-a-Lago to show support for Donald Trump after news broke of the FBI’s Raid on him: pic.twitter.com/ILzFyMLDcB
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 9, 2022
Schlapp notes that a CPAC Texas straw poll shows respondents believe the greatest threat to America right now comes from within.
According to that poll, 91% of attendees believe the greatest threat to America is “internal forces such as the Deep State, public education and the mainstream media,” while just 8% pointed to “external forces such as Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea.”
The Political Insider reports that beyond the investigation of classified documents, the Justice Department is also investigating Trump as part of a criminal probe into “efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.”
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