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Trump Says FBI Seized His 3 Passports in Mar-a-Lago Raid

Former President Donald Trump announced on Aug. 15 that the FBI seized three of his passports in its raid of his Mar-a-Lago home last week.

In a post on Truth Social, Trump said one of the passports was expired. The FBI and Department of Justice haven’t issued a public comment on Trump’s accusation.

“Wow! In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else,” Trump wrote. “This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country. Third World.”

It’s not clear why the FBI would seize his passports, which may have included his diplomatic passport that was given to him after he won the presidency in 2016. Without a legal passport, Trump wouldn’t be able to travel outside the United States.

Three days ago, a U.S. magistrate judge ordered the FBI warrant and property receipt unsealed, showing that FBI agents recovered alleged classified and top secret material from Mar-a-Lago. The warrant said Trump may be under investigation for possible Espionage Act and obstruction of justice violations.

It came after Attorney General Merrick Garland said during an Aug. 11 press conference that he “personally approved” the FBI’s warrant to search Mar-a-Lago. The White House and Biden administration officials have insisted that President Joe Biden wasn’t aware of the search until Trump announced it.

Republicans have called on the federal government to release its affidavit in the case, which would show the justification used for the search. Both Trump and Republicans have accused the FBI and Justice Department of a politically motivated attack on Trump, a likely 2024 presidential candidate who has endorsed dozens of Republican congressional and gubernatorial candidates, ahead of the 2022 midterms.

Declassification

Lawyers for Trump have said that when he was president, he had the power to declassify the documents before he departed the White House. Other legal experts have also said any documents a president takes from the White House upon leaving are automatically declassified. On Aug. 14, Trump also accused the agents of taking materials that would fall under attorney-client privilege.

“Oh great! It has just been learned that the FBI, in its now famous raid of Mar-a-Lago, took boxes of privileged ‘attorney-client’ material, and also ‘executive’ privileged material, which they knowingly should not have taken,” the former commander-in-chief said.

Trump then requested they return those documents.

“By copy of this TRUTH, I respectfully request that these documents be immediately returned to the location from which they were taken. Thank you!” Trump wrote on Aug. 14.

Earlier on Aug. 15, Trump told Fox News in an interview that he wants to bring down the “temperature” following the FBI raid, noting the incident has incensed many Americans.

“The country is in a very dangerous position. There is tremendous anger, like I’ve never seen before, over all of the scams, and this new one—years of scams and witch hunts, and now this,” Trump told Fox. “If there is anything we can do to help, I, and my people, would certainly be willing to do that.”

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  • Patty says:

    This whole raid was set up as another false flag event, to get the populace so angry and upset that they start making threats against the FBI and DOJ , and threaten violence, so Biden can declare martial law, and cancel the mid-term election, due to those threats! People, please open your eyes, don’t fall into their trap! Remain calm, don’t do anything stupid like violent demonstrations. They have already put a barricade around FBI headquarters in d.c. saying they fear violence. I know people are angry, and have every right to be, but remain calm and everyone vote them out. Watch the polls and election workers to ensure they aren’t cheating. They are using this to again rig the election, just like they used covid in 2020. We know this is happening, so plan for it by bieng vigilant!

  • John Lukasik says:

    w o w ! JUST W O W !!! They took the president’s PASS-PORTS ? ARE THOSE CONSIDERED “ULTRA-CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS TOO ??? They took more than they were supposed to JUST TO POUND TRUMP INTO THE GROUND !!! I consider this an ATTACK ON A CITIZEN & AN EX-PRESIDENT just to stop him from running again ( Which we all know he would win ) ! I am quite sure this is why they are attacking him ! ! ! ALL OF THIS FALLS UNDER THE DEFINITION OF WHAT “”TREASON””, “”SEDITION”” , & ESPIONAGE is described !!! And yet no officials, judges, nor our military seem to care to do anything about ??? We have to fight all this B.S. one way or another !!! AMERICA ((( IS ))) UNDER SEIGE !

  • Helene says:

    The Democrats are so afraid of President Trump that they will resort to anything and everything to destroy him and his chances of re-election. Pray for President Trump that the Lord will destroy all his enemies and give hi victory over these despots, liars and crooks.

  • angrybill says:

    Ya’ll ever heard of the expression “Thundering Silence?” You know, the Thundering Silence from one of the tinyiest clubs in the universe?

    The one I am referring to is the one to which the still living past President’s belong. POTUS’s Carter, Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump. Aside from President Trump not one of those cowards has seen fit to come to the defense of President Trump when they should be screaming from the roof tops about an out of control DoJ and and out of control AG.

    Thundering Silence indeed!

  • No “shocks” anymore! The entire swamp needs to be drained ,Trump can do it. The dems are so damned afraid he will run again ( although election boxes were rigged, and Trump won ) they will try anything illegal to take him down. The Biden family are the ones that need a good searching, but sure things can be ‘ paid off” or well hidden by the biggest in any country .Anyone else read that “Mr PIslosi” had some interest $$ in the voting machines ??? Planned, fixed ,fraud, and now a “leader” that has ruined this country !The mafia -( woops, FBI ) seems to be running the country now. If we don’t see that voting is all legal, and stand up for our rights , we will loose everything! NO TOTAL ISOLATION,NO MASKS,STAY OUT OF OUR BANK ACCOUNTS AND NO DEATH COVID JABS !! WAKE UP!!

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