It is unclear exactly why the FBI obtained the search warrant, but the raid comes amid reports that the Justice Department is investigating Trump’s actions surrounding the January 6th siege on the Capitol.
Trump said in a statement, “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. Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
He said that “after working and cooperating with the relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”
Trump railed against the FBI action, while claiming that “they even broke into my safe.”
“What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democratic National Committee? Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.”
More to come.