The search of his Mar-a-Lago home by the FBI was called “prosecutorial malfeasance” by former US president Donald Trump.
Trump wouldn’t say why federal officials were coming to his house, which made Trump’s legal problems worse.
Multiple US news sites said that people close to the investigation said that investigators were searching Mar-a-Lago for secret documents that were mishandled. Trump said on Truth Social that FBI investigators are surrounding his “beautiful home” at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
Photos taken from above showed police cars in front of Mar-a-Lago. Outside, people who backed Trump waved banners and flags with his face on them. The New York Times says that Trump said, “It’s prosecutorial misconduct, it’s using the justice system as a weapon, and it’s an attack by far-left Democrats.”
“This could only happen in a country in the Third World. “The United States is now one of those countries,” he said. “My safe was broken into!”” Top Republicans said that the raid was wrong and that the Justice Department was going too far.
In February, the National Archives said that it had found 15 boxes of records at Trump’s Florida estate. The Washington Post said that some of the records were very sensitive writings. The papers and mementos, such as Obama’s letters, should have been given back after Trump’s time in office, but they ended up at Mar-a-Lago instead.
After the boxes were found, people started to wonder if Trump was following the rules about presidential records that were put in place after Watergate. These rules say that whoever is in the Oval Office must keep administrative records.
The Archives asked that Trump’s actions be looked at.
A new book by Maggie Haberman says that White House staff thought Trump was trying to get rid of records because he put wads of paper in the toilets.
Since his last trip on Air Force One from Washington to Florida on January 20, 2018, Trump has stayed the most controversial person in the country and spread rumours that he won the 2020 election.
Congress has spent weeks hearing about how Trump supporters broke into the Capitol on January 6 and how he tried to overturn the election.
The attack on January 6 is also being looked into by the Justice Department.
Merrick Garland hasn’t said anything about rumours that Trump could be charged with a crime, but he has said that “no one is above the law” and that he will “hold criminally involved people who tried to overturn a valid election accountable.”
Trump is also being looked into for trying to change the results of the 2020 election in Georgia. Both civil and criminal cases are being opened in New York to look into his business dealings.
The real estate tycoon has given a lot of hints that he might run for president in 2024.
Trump seems sure that he can ride the Republican wave to the White House in 2024. Biden has a favorability rating of less than 40%, and in November, Democrats are expected to lose control of Congress.