'Absurd': FBI Refused to Allow Trump's Lawyers to Observe Search During Mar-a-Lago Raid

'Absurd': FBI Refused to Allow Trump's Lawyers to Observe Search During Mar-a-Lago Raid

The Biden regime and the FBI continue to field massive criticism from Republicans and supporters of Donald Trump after the former president’s palatial Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida was raided on Monday.

According to a source who spoke to Fox News, FBI agents refused to allow the former president’s attorneys to watch as they executed a search warrant early Monday morning. The report noted further that Trump was in New York City at the time of the raid of his Palm Beach home.

A separate report from the network noted that the search “was in connection with materials that Trump took with him from his time as president.” The outlet quoted other sources who said the “National Archives and Records Administration referred the case to the Justice Department,” and agents “recovered 15 boxes of classified materials from” Trump’s estate, the outlet continued.

“This was a NARA issue,” the source close to Trump told Fox News, adding that the 45th president has been “cooperating” with authorities in the matter — a claim which, if true, makes the raid seem even more political in nature.

“There is no need for any of this,” the source continued, adding that the bureau “wouldn’t let the attorneys come in to watch the raid. They told them to leave.”

The source told the outlet that NARA officials went to Mar-a-Lago in February and Trump’s team “gave them what they wanted.”

“It was all provided to them. This is absurd,” the source said. Another source told the outlet that negotiations and communications with the former president “never broke down.”

Fox News continued:

Earlier this year, NARA said Trump took 15 boxes of presidential records to his personal residence in Florida. Those boxes allegedly contained “classified national security information” and official correspondence between Trump and foreign heads of state.

NARA notified Congress in February that the agency recovered the 15 boxes from Mar-a-Lago and “identified items marked as classified national security information within the boxes.”

“The National Archives did not ‘find’ anything, they were given, upon request, Presidential Records in an ordinary and routine process to ensure the preservation of my legacy and in accordance with the Presidential Records Act,” Trump said in a February statement, adding that Democrats “are in search of their next scam.”

Separately, TMZ reported that the FBI waited until Trump was not at home in Florida in order to avoid having to handcuff him:

Once the property was secured, agents would remove the handcuffs but the target could not reenter the premises until the raid was completed.

This would present an extremely awkward situation for the feds, and it would become a political hot potato.

Trump addressed the search on his Truth Social platform after the fact.

“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,” he 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,” he added. “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.”


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