FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago
Search warrants and “raids” are not performed unless the FBI has probable cause of a crime, and they’ve received approval from a federal judge. So, it looks like an indictment might actually be happening? This is insane, and wonderful, via TheHill:
Federal authorities have searched Donald Trump’s home in Florida, with the former president releasing a statement saying Mar-a-Lago was “raided” by the FBI.
“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 a statement.
“After working and cooperating with the relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid at my home was not necessary or appropriate.”
“They even broke into my safe!” he added.
Obviously this is a developing story…
More via NYT:
The search, according to two people familiar with the investigation, appeared to be focused on material that Mr. Trump had brought with him to Mar-a-Lago, his private club and residence, after he left the White House. Those boxes contained many pages of classified documents, according to a person familiar with their contents.
Mr. Trump delayed returning 15 boxes of material requested by officials with the National Archives for many months, only doing so when there became a threat of action being taken to retrieve them.