Trump says Mar-a-Lago home in Florida ‘under siege’ by FBI agents

Original article. They have never had ANYTHING on him, so now I guess they are planting evidence. There is nothing too evil for this evil regime to try. I can only pray that the FBI and all the other alphabet agencies involved in persecuting President Trump will get their just reward. We are now a 3rd world country. The attacks have been continuous since he came down the escalator. This is nothing new… just horrendous!!!

Trump likened the reported ‘siege’ to what occurs in ‘third-world countries’

Trump likened the reported ‘siege’ to what occurs in ‘third-world countries’

By Bradford Betz , Jon Street , David Spunt , Brooke Singman | Fox News

Former President Trump on Monday said that his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida is “under siege” by a “large group” of FBI agents.

“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before. After working and cooperating with the relevant Government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate,” Trump said. “It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the Justice System, and an attack by Radical Left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024, especially based on recent polls, and who will likewise do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections.” 

Trump leaving NYC post FBI raid on Mar-A-Lago (Fox News)

“Such an assault could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries. Sadly, America has now become one of those Countries, corrupt at a level not seen before,” Trump said, alleging that the FBI agents broke into his safe. 

FILE: President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is shown on July 10, 2019, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

“What is the difference between this and Watergate, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee?” he said. “Here, in reverse, Democrats broke into the home of the 45th President of the United States.” 


Multiple sources tell Fox News the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago is related to the materials Trump allegedly brought to his private residence after his presidency concluded. That matter was referred to the Justice Department by the National Archives and Records Administration, which said it found classified material in 15 boxes at the residence. 

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Trump waves to crowd post FBI raid on Mar-a-lago (Felipe Ramales: Fox News Digital)

Federal law bars the removal of classified documents to unauthorized locations, though it is possible that Trump could try to argue that, as president, he was the ultimate declassification authority.

FILE: Then-President Donald Trump listens during a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the military at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Dec. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump was in New York City when the raid was carried out, Fox News has learned. An FBI source confirmed that FBI agents from Washington, D.C. who are on the bureau’s Evidence Response Team conducted the raid and notified the Miami Field Office just before. 

Per standard protocol, FBI Director Wray and Attorney General Garland were aware of the raid even if shortly before and would have been fully briefed. 

A separate investigation into efforts by Trump allies to undo the results of the 2020 presidential election and the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol has intensified in Washington in recent weeks, particularly with the January 6 congressional committee holding hearings to reveal its findings.

Per sources familiar with the matter, the FBI raid is related to the alleged taking of potential classified information upon leaving Washington on January 2021 – not the January 6th investigation. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.