Former President Donald Trump issued a statement via email stating that there is a group of FBI agents at his Florida residence on Monday afternoon.
"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 the document.
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The former president asserted that this had never happened to a president of the United States.
"After working and cooperating with the relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was neither necessary nor appropriate," he said in the statement.
Trump's involvement in inciting the group of people who stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, 2021, resulted in his second impeachment trial, is the subject of a House committee examining the event, and is part of a criminal investigation. federal.
In February, the National Archives and Records Administration asked the Justice Department to examine whether former President Donald Trump's handling of White House records violated federal law, a story first reported by The Washington Post and later. confirmed by NBC News sources.
The status of that request is unclear.
At the Justice Department headquarters, a spokesman declined to comment to NBC News.
Trump is not currently at Mar-a-Lago, his winter residence.
He spends his summers at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey.
In addition, the former president said that "the radical left Democrats" do not want him to run for president in 2024. "They will also do anything to stop the Republicans and conservatives in the next midterm elections," Trump said.
"Such an assault could only take place in destroyed Third World countries. Unfortunately, the United States has become one of those countries, corrupt on a level never seen before. They even opened my safe! What is the difference between this and Watergate, where troops broke into the Democratic National Committee?" the former president wrote.