Former President Donald Trump said Monday that FBI agents raided his home in Palm Beach, Florida, called Mar-a-Lago. The Department of Justice declined to comment, and Trump himself, in a statement, did not say why the agents were there.
What exactly happened on Monday? And why?
It remains to be seen what documents or other items might have been removed from the property or how those items might relate to an investigation.
Trump, along with many of his key allies, is under investigation for a range of issues, from the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol to Trump family business dealings. There was no word on how Monday’s action by law enforcement could affect any of those inquiries.
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A law enforcement action on the home of a former U.S. president has little precedent in American politics – if any. The news sent shock waves through the political world on Monday as Trump allies appeared on conservative media to blast the move and Trump antagonists underscored the potential peril to the nation’s 45th president.
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