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by Mary Foran
This month the F.B.I. (the Federal Bureau of Investigation) raided the former US President’s Florida Mar-a-Lago residence, searching for secret documents. They confiscated 20 boxes of highly confidential material that Trump had been negotiating in June to return to the Presidential Archives.
According to The Horn News, “the stunning move represents a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of law enforcement scrutiny of the former US President—and there is speculation that it was meant to stop Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign before it begins.”
Trump disclosed the search in a lengthy statement, saying that agents opened up a safe at his home that was empty. He described their work as an “unannounced raid” that he said was “prosecutorial misconduct.”
Trump’s lawyers were reportedly stunned by the law enforcement escalation in the National Archive probe. A massive F.B.I. raid on a former president has never before happened in American history.
According to Trump, all the documents seized by the F.B.I. had already been “declassified.”
President Joe Biden’s Administration said they knew nothing of the raid beforehand and that the F.B.I. acted on its own.
Biden has been on vacation with his legally compromised son Hunter Biden and wife Jill as he recovers from Covid-19.
Trump supporters have been rallying in front of Mar-a-Lago and the Trump Tower in New York.
Featured image (Guidepost composition): Mar-a-Lago estate gate/tommietheturtle via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY2.0; Trump/Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA2.0 via Flickr, cropped; “Top Secret”/Tayeb MEZAHDIA, Pixabay.All frames supplied. )
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