Former US President Donald Trump said on Monday that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate and his agents had broken open his safe, and that such an attack would only take place in broken, third-world countries.
The 45th US President released a lengthy statement in which he declared his Florida home was under siege. 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 made a statement, saying nothing like this had happened to a President of the United States before.
After working with the relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate, he said.
The US Justice Department is looking into whether Trump had taken classified records to his Florida residence after he left the White House in 2020.
They broke into my safe! What is the difference between Watergate and this, where operatives broke into the Democrat National Committee? The former president said that Democrats entered the home of the 45th President of the United States in reverse.
The FBI raid came at a time when Trump was preparing to launch his US presidential bid in 2024.
It is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponisation 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 do anything to stop Republicans and conservatives in the upcoming Midterm elections, Trump said.
Trump, 76, claimed that such an attack could only take place in broken, third-world countries.
America has now become one of those countries, corrupt at a level not seen before, he said.
Demanding that the witch-hunt, political persecution and lawlessness be exposed and stopped.
Political targeting at the highest level! He said something.
I will continue to fight for the Great American People! He added.
The US presidential election was marred by widespread voter fraud on January 6, 2021, and Trump is facing another investigation for allegedly helping incite the mob on January 6, 2021.
Trump is the only US president to have never held a political office prior to his presidency.