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Donald Trump says he was visited by the FBI


Our nation is living in dark days, my beautiful home, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida is under siege and has been raided and occupied by numerous FBI agentshe said in a statement, claiming to be the victim of a political persecution.

After working and cooperating with relevant government agencies, [je trouve que] this unannounced search of my home was neither necessary nor appropriatehe said.

They even broke into my safe. »

A quote from donald trump

Contacted byAFPthe FBI, which has not yet confirmed the search, declined to comment.

The Republican did not indicate the reasons for this police operation. It is linked, directly or indirectly, to several ongoing legal cases.

Gone with 15 archive boxes

The intervention would concern the potential mismanagement of classified documents, which had been sent to Mar-a-Lago, said a source familiar with the matter at the washington post.

The way the billionaire managed his official documents when he was in the White House is at the heart of several investigations. The former president is accused of having deliberately neglected some of his files before their obligatory transmission to the American National Archives.

This federal agency had asked the American justice to open an investigation into these facts, according to several American media. She had to recover in Florida 15 boxes of documents that Donald Trump had taken with him when he left Washington in January 2021.

In these boxes, letters from Barack Obama and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a map of the United States which had been the subject of heated exchanges with the American weather service, but also, according to the washington postseveral documents marked top secret.

The National Archives ensure that the Republican had no right to leave with these boxes. Under a 1978 law, every American president must send all of his emails, letters and other working documents to this agency, which is responsible for keeping them.

White House staff also regularly discovered sheaves of papers clogging toilets, and suspected the president of wanting to get rid of documents, according to a forthcoming book by a star reporter for the newspaper. New York Times.

The Capitol Assault

Supporters of the former president wanted to prevent the certification of the results of the presidential election.

Donald Trump supporters storm the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Photo: afp via getty images / ALEX EDELMAN

A parliamentary committee is also seeking to shed light on the role the billionaire played in the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. That day, hundreds of his supporters had sown violence and chaos inside of Congressional headquarters, delaying certification of Joe Biden’s presidential victory.

The Justice Department is investigating the attack, but has not yet brought charges against the former president. At the end of July, however, Justice Secretary Merrick Garland had not ruled out the possibility.

We intend to hold accountable anyone who is criminally responsible for [son rôle dans] events around January 6, in any attempt to interfere with the legal transfer of power from one administration to another. »

A quote from Merrick Garland, Attorney General

Finally, two investigations, one civil and the other criminal, are being conducted in New York on suspicion of financial fraud within the Trump Organization.

Donald Trump, still very popular among Republicans, is flirting more and more openly with the idea of ​​running for president in 2024.

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