NOTHING! A BIG FAT GOOSE EGG!
That’s what FBI agents found in Donald Trump’s safe as they executed a search warrant on his south Florida residence.
The federal government has ramped up its efforts to put Trump behind bars or bar him from running for office again in 2024 — never in modern American history has a former President been under such severe political attack.
FBI agents executed a raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and private residence Monday night as part of an investigation to retrieve presidential records. The records in question are correspondence from world leaders, a personal letter from former President Barack Obama, and other personal mementos. Trump’s legal team claimed on numerous occasions that these documents were not kept for nefarious reasons.
The Trump family reacted immediately to the raid, expressing their disbelief over the downfall of America in only two years since their father was forced out of office.
Eric Trump, the Former President’s second son, revealed what FBI agents took from a safe located at Mar-a-Lago. Eric said in an interview that he was with his father in New York City as agents raided the south Florida resort, claiming the search produced absolutely nothing.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 9, 2022
Donald Trump said in a statement earlier Monday that his Florida home was “under siege” by the FBI and claimed agents “broke into [his] safe.”
Eric Trump, who is an executive vice president at the Trump Organization, told viewers of his father’s decades-long habit of saving extensive records and collecting personal mementos. This is a known habit Trump adapted decades before ever entering the White House.
Meanwhile, Trump already turned over troves of documents to the National Achieves in January and has been cooperative since leaving office. The presence of 30+ FBI agents descending on Trump’s residence just goes to show the political persecution the Former President is under.
The agency said its officials had obtained 15 boxes of records from Mar-a-Lago, including materials marked as classified national security information, that were not given to the National Archives, as is required by the Presidential Records Act.
The raid lasted approximately from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and three lawyers representing Donald Trump showed up as the search was conducted. Throughout the raid, FBI agents wearing street clothes grabbed documents and boxes and broke open a hotel-style safe located in Donald Trump’s office. Agents were only authorized to remove items from the property related to the search, per the report.
What’s the end goal here? How does the federal government believe they can continue to attack a former President without any horrific – and potentially deadly – consequences?
Author: Elizabeth Tierney