Trump says FBI agents raided his Florida home
Former US President Donald Trump says his estate in Palm Beach, Florida was raided by FBI agents.
Although Trump released a statement on Monday saying officers were searching his Mar-a-Lago estate, a spokesman for the US Department of Justice said he had no comment when asked if the Attorney General Merrick Garland had authorized the search.
« After working and cooperating with the appropriate government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was neither necessary nor appropriate, » Trump said in his statement Monday.
However, the Justice Department has launched a preliminary investigation into Trump’s removal of the files from the Florida estate, a source familiar with the matter told The Associated Press in April.
The investigation comes after the US National Archives and Records Administration informed Congress in February that it had recovered approximately 15 boxes of White House documents from Trump’s Florida home, some of which contained documents. classified.
The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee then announced it was expanding an investigation into Trump’s actions and asked the archives to provide additional information.
January 6 committee hearing
The alleged raid on Mar-a-Lago comes as Trump considers a third bid for the White House.
This all comes as a congressional panel continues to investigate the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol. Its vice chair, Liz Cheney, said the committee could make multiple referrals to the Justice Department looking for criminal offenses.
charges against Trump.
Trump, in turn, accused the panel of conducting a bogus investigation.