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Former President Trump blasted the Biden administration for having prior knowledge of Monday’s FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence, accusing the president of “knowing all about it.”
“Biden knew all about this, just like he knew about Hunter’s ‘deals,'” Trump wrote in a Truth social post.
In an earlier post, Trump expressed grief over the “terrible” incident at his Mar-a-Lago residence on Monday.
“We are no better than a third world country, a banana republic,” Trump wrote.
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He suggested that the FBI raid was a continuation of the Russian Federation’s allegations and impeachment “hawks” against him.
“To make matters worse, in my opinion, is a coordinated attack by radical left Democrats with state and local DAs and AGs,” Trump said.
The White House has repeatedly said that President Biden had no prior knowledge of the FBI raid and learned of it through public reports “as did the American people.”
“No. The president was not informed and he was not aware,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said when asked if Biden or any White House officials were aware of or briefed on the attack. “No, nobody in the White House was given a heads-up. No, that didn’t happen.”
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Agents searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, which is also a private club, on Monday as part of a federal investigation into whether the former president moved classified documents from the White House to his Florida residence. Trump was in New York City at the time on his way to Bedminster.
A federal judge had to sign off on the warrant after establishing that FBI agents showed probable cause before the shutter came down on Trump’s for-the-season home — he was in New York at the time, a thousand or so miles away. Search.
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Monday’s search intensified a months-long investigation into how classified documents ended up in boxes of White House documents at Mar-a-Lago earlier this year. A separate grand jury is investigating efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, adding to the legal danger Trump could face as he lays the groundwork for another run for the White House.
Fox News’ Brooke Syngman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.