FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago could help Trump in the long run, says congressman

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FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago could help Trump in the long run, says congressman

Congressional reporter Hugo Lowell explains why the FBI raided Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort on Monday morning, and how it may even benefit the former president in the long run.

On Monday morning, the FBI launched an unprecedented raid on the home of Donald Trump in what is thought to be the first search by the agency of the residence of a sitting or former president.

The move was part of an investigation into Trump's possible unlawful removal of White House records when he left office.

Ten boxes of records, including classified documents, were removed from Mar-A-Lago, Trump's Florida resort. The consequences for the former president if he was charged and then convicted could be severe, including banning him from office.

The Department of Justice has been accused of being overreach and acting at the behest of President Joe Biden, as a result of the raid from the US right. After the raid, Trump released a statement aimed at his successor, saying the raid would make a third-world dictator blush. As Congressional reporter Hugo Lowell explains, the raid could help Trump in the long run, as he toys with the idea of another presidential run in 2024.