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FBI searches Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, former president announces

The FBI is searching Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, the former president has announced.

“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,” Mr Trump said in a statement.

“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.

“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.

Mar-a-Lago has hosted numerous events over the last few weeks, including one which Donald Trump personally attended. Pic: AP
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Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate (Pic: AP)

The Justice Department has been investigating the discovery of boxes of records containing classified information that were taken to Mar-a-Lago after Mr Trump’s presidency had ended.

It was not clear whether the FBI search was connected to that probe.

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