Breaking news has just been confirmed by former president Donald Trump that his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida has been raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
According to Trump, law enforcement’s raid of his residence was completely unannounced, with the reasoning being entirely political.
The former president equated the raid to “prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats.”
This afternoon’s announcement comes not long after former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Trump Deputy Counsel Patrick Philbin were subpoenaed by a federal grand jury as part of a criminal investigation into the events prior to the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
News outlet NBC made attempts to contact the Justice Department headquarters for a comment regarding the incident, to which a spokesperson declined the request.
Trump’s Save America political committee has released a statement which says:
“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.
The statement further read, “After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”
Apparently the raid went so far to the point where FBI agents broke into Trump’s safe, something he described as “political targeting at the highest level!”
The former president commented:
“Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries. Sadly, America has now become one of those Countries, corrupt at a level not seen before. They even broke into my safe! What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.”
The unexpected raid took place while the former president was at Trump Tower in New York City.